Whenever I read and/or hear news stories containing people who are wronged by others through acts of robbery, violence, or sexual assault, these stories stay in my head for a while.
I'll imagine myself in other people's shoes and ponder upon different perspectives. Were the crimes committed with a motive or were they entirely arbitrary? What drove the perpetrator to do such acts? What kind of life did they have to cause them to become the way that they are? What would I do if I was the victim of said crimes? What would I do if I was a bystander?
Ultimately, I'll work myself up into a stage of anger where I simply fantasize of being part of such scenarios, where I am able to somehow subdue the perpetrator(s) and give them what they deserve. Perhaps I may simply beat the crap out of them and throw them into a stinky garbage bin or throw them into the trunk of my car, drive them to a discreet location and surgically remove the tendons in their arms and legs.
Of course, in Canada and many other countries - being a vigilante doesn't quite work out so well, because being a vigilante is essentially acting out a crime upon a criminal and they usually end up in jail depending on how severe a crime is committed.
The purpose of this post is to see if anyone else thinks this way when reading news stories, other than simply frowning and shaking their head. Also, please share any relatable stories if you have any.