We had a shocking incident occur to our neighbour last week. Like, the kind of shocking you just don’t think would, or could happen near you. Stuff you hear on the news and shake your head about. It has taken our relatively nice, family-friendly street and shaken it right up.
Our neighbour is doing well, she’s a very tough cookie. But it got me wondering about us as a society and why these kinds of things happen. Why are there some people in the world that think they can treat others in such a manner? Why do we get so angry/hateful/hurtful that we want to cause others pain?
The thing is, these people don’t think about others. They just don’t. They think about themselves. They think about their needs, or what they think they want. Others are simply de-humanised. And while our minds boggle at how some people can do what they do, they don’t see it.