Deep within our mind we have triggers that shut down logic and common sense and take over our brains with rage. We have all felt it and sometimes it begins with fear or jealousy. If it’s permitted to intensify, it becomes anger that may lead to the death of others, both or suicide. With many cases of the scenario in recent times it’s important to understand how and why this happens.
The bottom line in many of these cases is revenge. The emotion tripping that is a feeling of loss and feelings of hate towards and punishment for a perpetrator.
In the last month or so in Australia we have seen a grandfather shoot dead his whole family before killing himself. Seven people in all that included his wife, daughter, and four grandchildren. While that has shocked the nation it is followed by a father who murdered his two teenage children before turning the gun on himself.
Both these cases followed custody battles in court where the two men lost out. In the event of the father he joined a shooting club to acquire a license to get guns. That took place weeks or even months beforehand.
In the case of this grandfather there were other signs as he became more violent as the end approached. The court result might have had little to do with his final act but there’s signs of jealousy or fear going out.
The recent shooting of victims in the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, USA, is another case in point. It involved the death of five people but the shooter survived and is in custody. He had a grudge against the business after failing in court to get compensation.
There are many killings which aren’t associated with court outcomes, like when a spouse is killed by their ex or current lover. The reasons aren’t always apparent but most are motivated by jealousy and or fear, particularly if there is a break-down in the connection.
The question is how does one avoid reaching the point of committing murder or being a victim of a killer? Every case is different and each outcome is equally unpredictable. Girls, however, are more vulnerable since they’re the weaker of the two. The answer must, therefore, lie at the signs exhibited.
It’s very likely that one who is planning this outcome has mood swings and other things that point to a change in his or her thinking. While it is not possible to give positive answers the ideal approach is to encourage you to think things through and not act because of the force within that blocks out common sense and logic.