potat

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potat wrote

Some people are so crushed with their own shame that when given the opportunity to crush another person (in this case literally) for any perceived wrongdoing, they eagerly grab up the excuse of "wrongdoing" so they can for a brief moment feel BIGGER and powerful and not as small as they usually feel. Once in that power state, you can see people being vicious, excessive and unstoppable.

Most beta animals behave similarly.