No amount of training or rationalization can quiet the dis-ease that comes with taking human life. There was a great line in the movie, The Men Who Stare at Goats, where they said that the majority of soldiers in a real combat situation deliberately aim above the enemies because they subconsciously or consciously don’t want to kill.
Jeanne Louise Calment’s [other] claim to fame is the Feb. 21, 1875, listing in the birth register in Arles, the southern French city where she began her days and ended them.
She was 12 or 13 when she met Vincent Van Gogh in Arles, and she said later that he was ”very ugly, ungracious, impolite, sick — I forgive him, they called him loco.”
Alli Berman, creator of Puzzle Art Therapy, was interviewed by Dr. Ed Park of Recharge Biomedical at the 2013 A4M conference.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, this video also includes a very touching story of Tony Chaunavel and his journey in the aftermath of his Vietnam War experience through PTSD, depression, and repeated traumatic brain injury.