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Some folks are able to control anger or frustration and channel these feelings to non-destructive outlets. Others, like this madman exhibit a frightening lack of self-control
Folks are often confronted with feelings of disappointment, frustration and anger as they interact with co-workers, family, fellow commuters and yes, other neighborhood kids. Most can control their actions to the extent that relatively few of these interactions end in violence. In this madman's incident his cognitive control mechanisms required to guide his behavior were either non-existent or ignored with obvious disastrous consequences.
This madman probably had a low tolerance for the aggravation and hassle of daily living. He apparently could not take things in stride and became particularly piqued at the slightest insult or affront to his masculinity.
He undoubtedly lacked friends for nobody wants to interact with a madman who has a reputation for getting easily offended and angered. The angrier this nut job got; the more people shied away from him.
High angered drivers engage in hostile, aggressive thinking which can quickly turn to revenge and physical harm. They take more risks on the road being more likely to go well over the speed limit, rapidly switch lanes, tail gate and plow through intersections as the light turns yellow. These high angered drivers likely get into their car already pissed off at the world.
Switching gears to youth violence. One of its most notable aspects is that it is increasingly occurring in public. Victims are attacked at parties, in parks, outside schools and on shopping streets indicating the perpetrators' lack of shame, guilt and concern about being caught. A deep nihilistic attitude exists among today's youth. Some have come to believe that murder, robbery and serious violence are part of everyday living in the hood. Much of these killings arise out of petty arguments, some can even be traced through cycles of violence going back many years.
Many of these juvenile killers are self-centered, self-absorbed, deriving extraordinary pleasure in extracting savage vengeance. They are angry at not getting everything they want, seeing themselves as victims with no concern about life. It's all about who they are and what they want. An immediate response to any stain on their honor is violence.
Blaming the covid virus is an easy way out for politicians and the key board press with the devious intent to create the illusion about a problem to which they have no real solution.
How can the readers of DEA Watch help? Expressing anger is a learned behavior. We need to help kids deal with strong emotional feelings before they become madmen like the dude in the film clip
DEA Watch readers can lead by example: treat kid's feelings with respect, let them know that anger is natural and needs to be appropriately expressed, teach them practical problem-solving skills, encourage open and honest communication and teach them the difference between aggression and anger. And most importantly show them they are loved.