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 My main beef with Cullen is that he says Eric was a chad

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I would be willing to entertain the possibility that Eric was a psychopath, if Cullen would drop his ridiculous insistence that Eric was a chad.

Eric was not a chad. He was a scrawny little guy with an inferiority complex. It's debatable whether he died a virgin. (I think he did.)

Was he bullied? Yes, but I don't believe that "revenge" was his main motive. The bullying was a symptom of the underlying problem - his perception that people did not *respect* him. He craved *respect*. He demanded *respect*.

Some of us have spent the past two decades searching for the answer to the riddle of Columbine, only to realize that the answer is right there on the pages of Eric's journal:

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Everyone is always making fun of me because of how I look, how fucking weak I am and shit, well I will get you all back: ultimate fucking revenge here. you people could have shown more respect, treated me better, asked for my knowledge or guidence more, treated me more like senior, and maybe I wouldn't have been as ready to tear your fucking heads off. then again, I have always hated how I looked, I make fun of people who look like me, sometimes without even thinking sometimes just because I want to rip on myself. Thats where a lot of my hate grows from, the fact that I have practically no selfesteem, especially concerning girls and looks and such. therefore people make fun of me... constantly... therefore I get no respect and therefore I get fucking PISSED.

Eric felt *dissed*. Do you know how many people die every year because someone dissed someone else? Well, Eric felt dissed by the entire school. He felt dissed by the kids who made fun of him; he felt dissed by the girls who rejected him; he felt dissed by the system that (he perceived) put him at the bottom of the heap. It really pissed him off.

Was he justified in being as angry as he was? Were the other kids so exceptionally cruel to him that his rage toward them was justified? Probably not. There are tons of teenage guys out there who experience social rejection and extreme sexual frustration. Very few of them end up committing mass murder. So obviously Eric's relative lack of success in the social/sexual marketplace is not sufficient to explain his actions. Like Elliot Rodger, he had a massive sense of entitlement - he felt that the world owed him female companionship.

Why was he so angry? Maybe he was an irretrievable psychopath; maybe he was just a really screwed-up kid. It's hard to say. But one thing we can say with certainty was that he was *not* a swaggering stud who "outscored the football team" - that is bullshit.

Why does anyone do anything?

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