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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-03-09 10:29 AM
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39. this story haunts me....
Dammit, I REMEMBER being 22, and I remember how ANGRY relationships could become over STUPID issues. When I read stories like this I can imagine myself in that man's shoes, and that leads me to imagine the sadness and remorse I'd feel for the rest of my life afterward. I was talking to my SO about this story this morning, trying to describe why events like this affect me so much. There are REASONS that people do things like this-- they don't make any sense in a larger perspective, but in the moment, when emotions are running high and the lizard brain has control, I can see all too clearly how we're all only a hair's breadth of self control away from doing something this horrible, and having to live with it. It took only a fraction of a second to pull the trigger, but I'll bet the memory of that instant draws it out forever. An instant of anger, and a lifetime of remorse.

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