Are We Victims or Creators?

In light of the event of a number of individuals, at home and abroad, being absolved of taking another person’s life on the basis of ‘temporary insanity’, it appears to me that an essential question that needs consideration is a person a victim or a creator?

Certainly, to date, medicine, behavioural and cognitive psychology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis and educational psychology have considered the person to be a ‘victim of diseases’, ‘conditioned by his environment’, ‘at the mercy of biological or chemical imbalances’, ‘at the beck and call of his unconscious mind’ and ‘a victim of biological syndromes’ respectively. 

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