I read an article yesterday in the Washington Post Magazine. The article was entited "Fatal Distraction". It was about babies that were forgotten in the car by one of their parents and eventually died. I used to have such strong feelings about this subject. Whenever I heard about one of these children dying at the hands of one of their parents I was instantly disgusted. How in the world could someone forget their own child? I would instantly question their abilities as parents, their dedication to their child, their very character. I never went as far as this person, below, that anonymously (of course) posted a comment to this article.
"These people are rightly reviled because they failed so spectacularly at such a basic human function, protecting their own infants. It is bad enough that they choose to continue breathing, much less breeding."
But I definitely judged the negligent person. In addition to feeling sad for them, I judged them. After reading this article, I don't believe I will have the same thoughts or feelings.
It's a long article but worth the read. I'd love to know what you think- even if you totally disagree with me.
P.S. Please don't read this right before you go to bed. It's quite disturbing. Insightful yet disturbing.