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rubixd676 karma

“But poverty will not make you feel the pain.”

Whenever I think of criminals such as these I always temper my emotions by asking myself: What would you do if your family was starving? or even what WOULDN'T you do

Don't misunderstand me of course, it's a crime and it's wrong... but it's also easy to think that all criminals are the embodiment of evil, some sort of cartoon villain -- 99/100 are not.

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on drugs

Keep in mind that people trying to feed their addiction subconsciously believe that if they don't get the drugs they will die. Their brain often prioritizes drugs over eating. Again, definitely not trying to defend, just understand.

Having lived in Africa, I kind of squint when I think of a guy with a computer and an internet connection trying desperately to feed his family.

Yeah this is a good point that I know nothing about.

rubixd7 karma

I'm not trying to excuse their behavior... just understand it.

rubixd3 karma

I think you hit the nail on the head with talking about feelings, emotional intelligence, and schooling in general. Thanks for your reply.

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We see the societal problems associated with mental health in many forms, depression, addiction (crack in the 80's the opioid epidemic today), and even to some extent the obesity epidemic.

I've always felt that guns are simply the tool (don't get me wrong, still a problem) but the underlying problem is mental health.

To what extent do you agree and/or disagree with this assertion?

In your opinion what can be done to address mental health on societal scale?