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 cause the death of others, both or suicide. With many instances of the scenario in recent times it is important to comprehend how and why this occurs.
The bottom line in many of these cases is revenge. The emotion triggering that is a sense 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 entire family before killing himself. While this has shocked the nation it’s now followed by a father who killed his two teenage children before turning the gun on himself.
Both these instances followed custody battles in court where the two guys lost out. Their anger, however, followed months of planning. In the event of the father he combined a shooting club to gain a license to get guns. That happened weeks or even months ahead.
In the case of the grandfather there were other signs as he became more violent as the end approached. The court outcome may have had little to do with his final action but there’s signs of jealousy or fear going out.
The recent shooting of victims at 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.
There are many killings that are not associated with court outcomes, such as when a spouse is murdered by their ex or current lover. The reasons are not always clear but many are motivated by jealousy and or fear, especially if there’s a break-down in the connection.
The question is how can one avoid reaching the point of committing murder or being a victim of a killer? Every situation is different and every outcome is equally unpredictable. Women, however, are more vulnerable because they are the weaker of the two. The answer must, therefore, lie at the signs exhibited.
It is very likely that one who is planning such an outcome has mood swings and other things that point to a change in their thinking. While it’s not possible to give positive answers the ideal approach is to encourage you to think things through and not act because of the force inside that blocks out common sense and logic.