…r, about the fact that some people take pleasure in oppressing and hurting others. It’s depressing. But until we face the whole truth — including the horrific and the unsolvable — we’re just going to continue making excuses for the inexcusable.
In an equally horrific piece of research, it turns out that we (and a lot of other mammals) get pleasure from aggression. The feeling and especially the action apparently strike the same pleasure centers as do opioids and dopamine. While inexcusable, there is to a degree, some medical research which can explain but NOT FORGIVE why this happens. It’s one reason revenge movies feel so righteous. Potent, scary, awful stuff.