“I have this fantasy,” Gary said aloud as he lay in his safe place.
“Go on,” the therapist probed.
“I see myself finding the loner who stole my money, hunting him down, and killing him. But I don’t want to kill him quickly; I want to take my time. Really make him pay for it.”
“Do you think that’s a fair consequence? A slow and painful death in exchange for missing some money?”
“That’s what he’s done to me. He didn’t just steal money. He stole everything. He took my life’s savings, my credit, my home, even my good name. I have nothing now. I have no way to get it back. I may as well be dead. So, it’s really just an eye for an eye.” Continue reading