12 05 12 - 16:27Is the soul in the mind, or in the body? And if so, when the body breaks, does the soul go bad?
Does it even exist?
Michaelâs problems started, according to his mother, around age 3, shortly after his brother Allan was born. At the time, she said, Michael was mostly just acting âlike a brat,â but his behavior soon escalated to throwing tantrums during which he would scream and shriek inconsolably. These werenât ordinary toddlerâs fits. âIt wasnât, âIâm tiredâ or âIâm frustratedâ â the normal things kids do,â Anne remembered. âHis behavior was really out there. And it would happen for hours and hours each day, no matter what we did.â For several years, Michael screamed every time his parents told him to put on his shoes or perform other ordinary tasks, like retrieving one of his toys from the living room. âGoing somewhere, staying somewhere â anything would set him off,â Miguel said. These furies lasted well beyond toddlerhood. At 8, Michael would still fly into a rage when Anne or Miguel tried to get him ready for school, punching the wall and kicking holes in the door. Left unwatched, he would cut up his trousers with scissors or methodically pull his hair out. He would also vent his anger by slamming the toilet seat down again and again until it broke. - The New York Times
Either way, when someone is born broken we can see it.
Why do we tolerate them? Anesthetize, euthanize, try again.