When do we develop our moral compass?
The last few days, I watched a series of shows about serial killers. All of those featured in the shows had completely lost their moral compass.
I found the shows interesting. They were trying to explain the psychology of the killers. The main cause was usually their relationship with their parents. Particularly their moms.
I felt extremely sad when that was revealed. It's not that difficult with adults, but it is heart breaking when I hear about what happened to some of the men as children. All children ought to be protected and loved. ALL OF THEM.
After binge watching the shows, I wonder, do we need to have a perfect relationship with our parents to have a moral compass? How many people have a good relationship with their parents?
I have zero experience or background in psychology. But having watched enough shows - I know that childhood is the first place a psychiatrist goes to with their patients.
So sitting on my couch, watching Sopranos and feeling bad for Tony Soprano because of his mom, I wonder..
How far back in our childhood should we go to find the source of our problems?