There will be much speculation why Richard B. Russell poached a plane at Seattle-Tacoma Airport.
Psychologists have many theories about what drives people to do what they do. But most of them seem to be a force-fit on specific human behavior. The explanation seems too pat.
The reality is that the human mind is filled with deep mysteries.
That's why many of us prefer to get our interpretations of behavior from artists, not research psychologists and therapists.
For instance, the fictional character of Lee Chandler in "Manchester By the Sea" presented ways to understand trauma, inability to shake it off, and then how healing can come from left field. That's an argument for a return to respect for the liberal arts.
In addition, practicing mindfulness can help us observe the mind. A monk or a meditation coach can guide the process. But essentially we give it a go without any "expert" pontificating how it ought to be.
Also, in our own little lives we have likely known those who "snapped." Often. that "ruined" their lives. During that period of being way off they did things from which there was no return.
That's why I warn those over-50 I coach to do what is necessary to relieve any excessive stress on them. There is no telling how extreme stress could be impacting their individual wiring. So, it's nuts, literally, to risk becoming undone.
This blog hopes that Richard B. Russell found peace.
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