when people use words they do not always use then accurately.
For example on the CNN website they are asking women to talk about their abortion experience and one after the other women talk about killing their babies. This is inaccurate because in the vast majority of these cases the woman did not do that, she usually is describing a feeling of abandoning her babie to its fate due to the lack of support. Usually it is the docotor who does the killing.
On another radio program a man desribes his feeling of guilt and distress over the loss of his little son Jamie Bulger. The little boy had been taken away and killed by two other young boys. The father said he felt bad and had continued to feel bad for the past twenty years because he had not been there to protect his son.
I've just read the description of a book and it tells of people who are not able to hear, talks about how they can be at the mercy of their hearing sons and daughters, mothers and fathers and teachers too. Well I thought this over and I think that being at the mercy of another is a human condition. The tiniest baby has to fight to get attention, imagine being born and no sound, what is that like when compared to being born into the noisy racket that greets most of us as we are born.