One of the problems with abnormal psychology is the problem of over identifying with
disturbed people. Yet there are common threads that should resonate with bloggers. As human beings we have more in common with each other than we would concede otherwise.
Most of us have a desire for attention, but the question is how to get it. Most of us posses the required social skills to do it positively. Many of us blog to get ratings or be a part of a larger network. We look forward to the interactions and familiar friends.
The VT killer seems to suffer from the all too human condition of lonliness. He wanted people to notice him but lacked the social skills to do so in a normal manner.
On a human level we have all been there. Most of us find solace in a hoby or join a group or a church. For some people even these interactions are just not enough. They seek to be remembered long after they were gone. They commit pointless criminal acts seeking a fame in death that would make their wasted lives memorable.
Now all of us have need for attention and some of build various persona to get there.
Many of you have figured out that I do have a razor sharp wit. I also have a genuine disdain for Communists. I swat them around when they stupidly venture here. They are used to people who take them seriously, like a Sonia. I see no point in taking such idiocy seriously and I don't.
I treat all Utopians to my persona Beakerickles. Commies are humor impaired as well as stupid and their bufoon like reactions make for great comedy. Thus a typical Beakerkinism was when I descibed Socialism for imbecies. " Socialism is theft by a self appointed lazy class. The class excells at the creation of nothing other than human misery and death." Along comes a goon with a Che Avatar apoplexic about being called lazy. I guess he is fine with genocidal. I would rather be called lazy than homicidal, but I am just a reactionry.
Most of the time I am content to do my blog with the familiar circle of friends. I look foward to the comments of familiar friends. Yet for some even this isn't enough.
The VT Killer was motivated by the media attention. He even mailed out a package to NBC and ranted about getting even with rich people. It is obvious the source of that rant did not originate from watching the 700 club. The Ismael Ax stuff was probably more for shock value than anything serious. Some of us have jumped to the point that Islam was the motivator. In this case Muslims like Jews do not tatoo themselves. If there was a relationship it was a disturbed person seekinh to join a growing problem in Islam, not a Muslim who was motivated by the Koran.
There is nothing wrong with living an ordinary life. Most of us work jobs for which we are never thanked and part of a larger whole. We come home to a household ans sometimes we feel unappreciated by those who live with us. This is the human condition at its most basic, that most of us live with every day.
Yet the solution to this angst of human existance starts with each and every one of us. If we go to work with a smile and tell those who share our abode they are important to us in subtle ways you can change that. Now if Northwind were to ever make a kind gesture I would guard my wallet, but it works for everyone else.
The secret to happiness is that you can not find it in others. If you want to find happiness you have to be determined to do it yourself. People like being with other
happy pleasant people and that attitude will help end the lonliness. The vast majority of normal people avoid rabid dogs and depressing people. The solution isn't to paint a fake smile on our faces those times we should be sad. On those moments we should express ourselves but with with the determination to move ahead.