"My past is everything I failed to be."
#the great gatsby
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter - tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther… And one fine morning - So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
Nicolai Bonner was an Israeli serial killer who murdered homeless immigrants from the soviet union, by beating them to death before setting their bodies on fire, leaving them charred and difficult to identify. He was heavily intoxicated during the attacks, usually drunk from vodka, and claimed that he committed the murders because he could not get over the death of his wife who had died from tuberculosis.
When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.