Are people born bad or does their environment make them that way?
These stories form AskReddit users about some really bad kids make me believe that the former is true. What do you think?
“I saw my 5 y/o neighbour kill a puppy for fun and then he tried to blame it on my brother.
Luckily I witnessed the situation and cleared things up.”
2. Thief and a liar
“My cousin stole my mom’s necklace she got from her grandmother and tried to sell it to the same pawnshop my mom worked at.
When she was caught, she tried to pin the blame on me and after she has had her sights on me.
Best revenge I had was when we met again and she tried to fight me and I just carried her and locked her in the bathroom for 6 hours.”
“I work with emotionally disturbed kids. So you know… I see a lot of kids doing evil sh-t.
My worst one was when a kid grabbed a 3/4 full carton of milk at lunch and pissed in it to fill it up. He then, calm as anything, yelled for the principal to come out. As soon as he walked out of his office door the kid threw the milk/piss all over him. The principal was wearing a down jacket
It was my first week working in this sort of environment, so I hadn’t reached the point where I’d normalised it, and was so beyond horrified. Honestly, the calm, creepy manner he did it, and the joy he got, makes this situation stick out more than the kid who cut up a rat, or the kid who set a frog on fire.”
“Interviewed an elementary student about what he wanted to be when he grows up. He said serial killer. Alarming, but I just responded that wouldn’t work out very well. “What about a job?” So he says he wants to be a police officer. And it’s an interview so I ask him why? Does he want to keep people safe? He told me he wants to use a gun. That’s all… I hope he doesn’t make it.”
5. Poor kitty
“My 7 year old cousin shoved her cat into a duffel bag and zipped it shut, kept it in there. Needless to say, my family found a better home for the cat.”
6. In denial
“My neighbors daughter (4? Maybe 5) stomped on her rabbit in the garden while chanting “This is for your own good” with each stomp.
I told my neighbor what I saw but “MY daughter would NEVER do that” and now we don’t even say good morning.”
“When I was in preschool, some kid (a little mental) snuck up behind me with safety scissors and snipped a hole in my cheek. That is the only clear memory I have of preschool — I was bleeding like crazy.”
8. The bad seed
“My younger brother is a psychopath. We are 13 years apart. When I was very pregnant with my second child he tried to drop kick me in the stomach and said he wanted to kill my baby. He was mad because I wouldn’t let him play a video game. Another time when he was around 6 or 7 he took a baseball bat and jumped on the neighbor’s car hood and started bashing it on the hood and roof making dents. The neighbor cane out horrified and when he yelled at my brother my mom came out and threatened to whoop the neighbor’s a–. My mom is part of the reason my brother is such a sh-t. He’s 17 now, and I’m sure he will end up in prison some day.”
“I was the child. The day after my dad had his vasectomy, I kicked him in the crotch.
(I was only 4, but still!)”
10. Animal abuse
“I was once hosting a gazebo at a wildlife event. I was an intern for a conservation charity in the UK. A group of children came up to me and I showed them the froglets that were making their way back to a pond nearby. For some reason, these little demons started grabbing baby frogs and ripping their legs off. I was so horrified I couldn’t even say anything. I didn’t point out the survivors to any other kids.”
11. Little perv
“I watched a five year old boy cop a feel. The victim didn’t notice, but the kid made eye contact with me immediately before and after, so he knew I saw. I rattled him out to his father, who said, “I’ll teach him to buy them dinner first.” “
“When I was younger, I had a younger cousin that ties my little sisters’ hair to the bike rim and then F-CKING PEDALS.
I got a metal pipe and full force swing it at his jaw.
I think he’s in prison now, don’t care.”
“I was a child as well at the time, but in first grade during an after school activity for writing I sat next to a group of girls I’d never interacted with before. Well I remember reading a book and then feeling something splinter off in my arm. It hurt like hell at the time and I looked over and one of the girls had stabbed her pencil into my forearm. There was a bit of blood and some splinters and this girl was just glaring at me as she twisted the pencil in. I was frozen because what the f-ck.
I think she stabbed me in the same place like 3 or 4 more times before a teacher finally saw my upraised hand and came over. Not a f-cking word was said as the teacher removed the pencil and clotted the blood. My parents were never told and this girl wasn’t told anything either. No idea what became of her.”
“My niece was trying to pour herself some Sunny D and my sister said not to do that because it’s a new container and too heavy for her.
My niece said she can do it and my sister told her not to do it on the carpet where she was and to move to the kitchen so if she spills, it’s ok.
My niece looked at her and dumped the juice on the carpet.
15. A whole host of issues
“Late to the party and it is a throw away. My son is evil. He is 8 now, has problems disassociating reality with make believe, my ex wife enables him and belives everything he says. Within a week of starting school, he accused a teacher of touching him in his special place after school one day, was disproved once the CCTV in the class room was reviewed.
Regularly punches his younger brother in the face saying “die Joker”
He also told his teacher that I choked him when my ex wife wasn’t there. Social services were called, not allowed to be near my sons. Got kicked out of the home. Wife files for a protection order and because of it I was let go from work ( I require security clearance for my job). The social worker later found out that he was making it up, because my son calls me Homer now.”