I had this very thought as I got myself together for an appointment with my mechanic. Not that what they stole from me had much to do with my car. I’ve just been thinking about them a lot lately.
And there in lies my point right there in that example. They steal your mind and your thoughts so that your mind is preoccupied with them and what they did.
They steal self esteem and self confidence.
The steal the life that could’ve and should’ve been.
Just think of all the abused adult children walking around in learned helplessness because they have no faith in themselves.
Now think about all they could’ve done, all the differences they could’ve made in the world, no matter how small (because ripple effect) if we’d all been nurtured according to our talents and loved simply because we existed.