By: Neil S. Siskind
For example, Osama Bin Laden had no skills or talents to build great ships or big buildings, or strong businesses, like his father, so he had to show his great skill at destroying them. Another example is Adolph Hitler, who couldn’t create life, and was probably sterile (he had no children), so he took an extraordinary number of lives as his alternative achievement. It’s all they could do…. just to show that they could excel at least at something.
Criminals who lash out at others, attack others, or seek to take from others are attempting, in their own minds, to achieve something. Rather than succeed on their own merits, they want to excel in diminishing or destroying what the talents of others have created. This, to them, is success. This is the result of desperation in finding something in which they can excel.
Take someone you see failing or flailing, and who seems lost or hopeless, who has never tasted achievement or success, and try help them find something they can do besides attack, insult and hurt others as their greatest achievement.
Read about The Fatherhood Assignment: http://www.neil-siskind-the-fatherhood-assignment.org/