Q141: Why are people angry? Why people turn bad?
’Help!’ that’s a huge question! I could fill many pages with my beliefs, but others would be different or write whole books about it. Some human hearts get hungry for money and power to rule over people.
Millions of people could be angry at the way some nation’s leaders (self-styled ’Presidents’, Dictators and Military bosses) put much money in foreign banks for their own benefit when they retire. Mostly, the millions of poor people know nothing about that – they are just hungry and do not get to go to school. And certain giant oil companies take millions of dollars in oil from poor countries and do not equally share the money with the poor people.
In Australia many kids are angry because Mum and Dad do not really want them around. It does happen. I heard a policeman tell a TV reporter here in Perth, that they (the Police) take some kids home but the kids don’t want to get out of the police car and go inside to their own home! They know they are not wanted there. Drugs, alcohol and sexual abuse make home a nasty place to be. Horrible for the kids.
Some kids can be sick and not realise that they are sick and should see a doctor. Must tell Mum if you are not well. Maybe Mum is on drugs and doesn’t care.
People wanting ’Things’ too much can make for an angry child. A new mobile phone, a better bike, a new Video game can distort a child’s opinion on their parents’ love for them. And some parents fail to fully explain the reason why. One reason that really annoys me (The Answerer) is that the wretched TV, radio, newspapers, etc., urge you to ’get the best car’, ’have the greenest lawn in the street’, the latest iPad or phone or whatever – to impress other people!! But, we have not got the money, or rich parents so maybe some get angry. We did without mobile phones, iPods and GPSs for 5,000 years ’OK? One of the retail ’Giants’ put on their TV ads. ’100% Happy’ What a lie – what a load of codswallop – that things you buy make you 100% happy. They break, don’t work and much of it is soon in the rubbish bin. A heart at peace and a happy home makes you happy.
Many people do get angry and do turn bad and unless someone helps them by showing kindness and guiding them along new paths in life. Sexual abuse and emotional abuse can permanently damage a person’s mind. Yes, it can really. Some people, even in churches, sexually abuse kids and emotionally damage kids minds. Some kids never really recover even with big compensation money and apologies. Children are very vulnerable to evil adults. Such child abuse is the worst kind and Jesus said the ones who do it are in for very severe punishment later on (Matthew 18:6). That does not help kids much now, and anger and ’badness’ can be a way for some people to feel better – by hurting someone else.
I have a copy of a ’classic’ Australian book: Robbery Under Arms, by Rolf Boldrewood. He was a magistrate and later a judge a hundred years ago, and made up the story from cases that had come before him in court. The father of the Marstens, a family who engaged in ’Bushranging’ (like robbing the mail coach for the gold shipment) and many years of such bushranging activity. In his later years the father revealed that as a child, he was without parents, or they were useless, and in orphanages and ’The Workhouse’ he was, for years, very badly treated by the ’upper class’ people in England i.e. beatings, hunger and no love or kindness shown to him at all. In later life he vowed to hurt such people whenever and however he could. HE hated them!! So he became ’Bad’. Maybe I would be the same!? I know not.
A long answer to a real problem but I hope that sort of answered your question.