A call to teach Empathy and Ethics at school for all levels in education.
Here's why, children are not destined to become criminals.
Yet a growing segment of society are spawning future generations of criminals. Not to mention each raised offender can begat more offenders.
Why is that? Factors can include child abandonement which can correlate to low IQ in the child, abuse across the spectrum and ranging from mild to severe. Poor education and poverty, plus genetic factors can come in to play.
How can this be remedied? I advocate that Empathy and Ethics these worthy paradigms be taught in schools from the very young to University entrants as a possible band-aid to society's malaise.
Here's another why: With a growing secular base in this country it is becoming more common for families to "fall off the wagon" due to moral ills, such as alcoholism, drug abuse, gambling etc etc it becomes easier for people to become survivalists and passive aggressive and all the nasty varieties of humanity's rainbow.
Not to mention children that grasp empathy know when abuse is happening in their own lives.
If it is no longer being found by religion, the state has to pick up the pieces or suffer greater moral decay and point the masses in the right direction, hopefully back to religion.
Adults that grasp empathy, too understand the costs of a selfish lifestyle, abusing, drinking, drugs, isolating another parent, etc. etc.
Where did this lady learn to show empathy?...
... and this monster not?