Every day tells a story. Some stories are uplifting to the soul, others are entertaining and some others downright heartbreaking. Whenever I feel bored and uninspired, I find myself looking for stories to be amazed and shocked about.
And for every story I’ve heard, either fictitious or true, I’ve realized that nothing is too far-fetched for anyone to do. The least unassuming people have managed to pull off some unthinkable acts whereas the least trustworthy kind have actually gone out of their way to do some surprisingly good deeds.
I’ve recently been watching documentaries of Female killers and True Crime on YouTube and just when I thought I have seen and heard it all, then the next story just upsets my shock absorbers to another level.
Stories of women killing their sisters so they could have the husbands, mothers killing their babies so they could be with younger lovers, wives killing their husbands so they could be with younger lovers, fathers killing daughters because they were dating non-Muslim blacks, women killing their babies and husbands for money, husbands killing wives for money…it’s unfathomable how wicked and insensitive some people can be. I don’t know if they hit their heads on stone as babies which caused irreversible damage to their brains or what, but people do have issues!
In most of these stories, the lessons I pick up are:
- People can take extreme measures to have access to something that doesn’t belong to them;
- And the love of money is indeed the root of all evil.
Jealousy and greed are very powerful sentiments which can drive the average person to do abominable things. Be careful when you find yourself bottling up with these emotions. They would change you into a monster that you would never recognize as a side of you.
Which stories have you read or heard this year which has left a lasting impression on you? Kindly share and thanks for reading.
© Josephine Amoako 2018