It is human nature to over look the horrible aspects of life, focus on the right choices rather than wrong. The good over the bad.
How would you feel if I told you that you are a criminal?
Everyone around is a criminal.
As a society we leave such negative words for those serving time behind bars. Those convicted of crimes. However, the Merriam Webster definition of criminal is anyone who has committed OR been convicted of a crime. That means you my friend fall into that nasty category few of us think about.
An article is Psychology Today discusses how each and everyone of us has committed a crime beyond a speeding infraction and recreational drug use.
That although we like to think of criminals as being very different from us, they’re actually not. Of course, I am not saying that you are a murderer or rapist (although, maybe you are); but often the difference between us and someone with a criminal record is one of degree or chance.
Obviously, we wouldn’t want to nor could we arrest and prosecute for every infraction of the law. But the difference between “serious” and “not-so-serious” is often in the eye of the beholder.
As Jim Silver states; there is very little that separates the “good” guys from the “bad” guys. Perhaps that is why it is so difficult for the self proclaimed “good” guys to think of the awful living conditions and experiences inside prisons and jails. This article is about more than moral standards within our society. It should serve as an eye opener, there is little difference between serving time and living in the free world.