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Thought.co: Profile of Richard Kuklinski
Kuklinski represents the extreme...a real outlier perhaps. So I will be careful in drawing parallels with any politician in today's society.
Nevertheless, Donald Trump's brother, Freddy Trump, was the weakest of the five Trump siblings, and died of alcoholism at age 42. One can speculate on how the Trump children were raised by demanding parents, but perhaps someone like Freddy can be ostracized without necessarily being physically punished.
My interest is more in the statistical trends. I would like to see some more research on how the Dobson child rearing methods affected the way those children coped later in life as adults. I know of anecdotal examples, but would be curious, for example, on how Christian evangelicals reared by the Dobson philosophy compare to the average of the general population.
Maybe I'm reading too much into this. There are so many other factors, including genetics, that determine one's fate in life. The only other point I will make is that for the most part we do exert a certain amount of control over our lives, and the sometimes bad choices we make should not used to cast blame on others. In other words, as we so make our bed, so we must lie in it.