Know anyone who is a kleptomaniac?
Run this train back to Mike Tyson. Mr. Tyson also remarked, after landing a
Yes huh. According to the latest DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) it is normal. This is SCIENCE! Ok, so it is SCIENCE!
Unless you are a true skeptic and say "this is what we know right now and it may change by the end of the day, which means we'll never know absolutely."
Now that I thoroughly shocked, annoyed and irritated both of my readers, lemme get to the point.
Most intelligent people don't look at someone with Clinical Depression and say "You just need to lighten up." Or get over it, find something happy, etc.
Most intelligent people understand these are deep-seated issues found within the brain. Most intelligent people understand all the will power in the world
Unless it can, but that's another story and involves monks wearing wet bed sheets sitting in 0°
The mountain of evidence grows that humans are hard-wired in certain ways.
Yet, we still have people who demand the hard-wiring be accepted and then turn around and demand someone change because they should be able to. Violence and the tendency to violence come to mind. Sexual habits also come to mind.
Some people will say sexual choice is
If we side with SCIENCE!
If we side with the will power crowd, then anyone can change. Your choice to be gay, straight, a thief, a liar, etc. Tighten up or loosen up, but quit whining either way. You decide who and what you want to be.
Pick a side. I'm good either way.
If you insist both modalities are correct, then how can you reconcile them? Sure, some "tendencies" can be overridden. Addicts can walk away from their addiction, but the urge will always be there. But what about the other stuff? If sexual orientation is a choice, then so is the orientation to hurt people. If sexual orientation is not a choice, then the drive to see people hurting is not a choice either.
Add to this, what happens to a person who denies their fundamental nature? If that urge is seated deeply enough, it's going to be expressed anyway. SCIENCE!
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