Sunday, February 25, 2007
Temper tantrums in adults
Why do some people never seem to grow up?
Why is there always a certain percentage of the population that persists in being completely ego-centric and having the mindset of a two-year-old, thinking that they can have a temper tantrum because they are not happy about something and that nobody else will be hurt of affected in any way?
Perhaps they enjoy the power and manipulation that it can bring when people cater to your every whim and do what you want when you do your nut. Perhaps they enjoy seeing that people are hurt by their actions but have to keep them happy. I suppose knowing that you can get away with doing something awful is one hell of a power trip to the right kind of person.
A long time ago I thought that they were probably ignorant, and that they carried on like fools because they weren't aware of the effect it had on people. There might be a very small percentage of people like that in the world. But I don't think that most cruel and unthinking people are like that any more.
In general, they are jerks because they are jerks. Perhaps it simply comes down to that. (We won't go into nature vs nurture here. I'm simply having a rant. A temper-tantrum of my very own, if you will.)