"A courageous person is one who faces fearful things as he ought and as reason directs for the sake of what is noble."
To be callously rejected and spitefully dehumanized from a very tender age forward by those who serve as overseers for the most indispensable of social institutions we can ever arrive in, which is family, is the most miserable and spiritually incapacitating condition that human sentient beings can ever undergo. Worse still, aside being physically, emotionally and mentally battered, is to be openly taunted and socially smeared, ad infinitum, by those who've malevolently meted out the battering and by their flying monkeys. It is a circumstance that viciously strikes at and intensely collapses, almost irreparably, the very foundation of self-awareness, self-importance and self-certainty, as well as trust in others as sovereign adults. While our childhood caretakers, siblings, and other family members don’t literally dictate the decisions we make or the paths we eventually elect as adults, they most certainly own a paramount hand in determining the whys and wherefores behind the choices we autonomously make - As primary mentors in our formative years, they have the power to either nurture, or crush and distort our authentic interpretation of our subjective station in society, how we perceive our social environment, as well as our constitutional response to it, and in turn, they have the ability to circuitously influence how society identifies and responds to us as fully mature individuals. Indeed, they have the power, however provisional, to either facilitate or hinder, to an extreme degree, our inborn instinct to flourish in conjunction with our essential calling as transcending spiritual beings.
The purpose of this volume is to inspire those who've fallen into the fierce clutch of unmerited disgrace cruelly thrust upon them by uncaring immediate/extended family members and their enablers to recapture their tranquility and sanguinity as fundamental vehicles for rising above the subterranean recesses of the dismal abyss they've been callously cast and conclusively embrace their true, guilt-free, and sovereign identities. It is also to arouse critical awareness of the exceptionally demoralizing effects of family scapegoating, as while far too many are forced to enduringly carry the mind and soul-shattering cross of familial atypical dysfunction and abhorrent iniquity, still, this particular type of abuse and its ruinous aftereffects, in a class of its very own by its distinguishing sinister nature, has yet to be amply identified, formally classified and contended with as a singular strain of violence that palpably perseveres and unremittingly celebrates itself; as one that is a deeply vile, concentrated act of viciousness that quite literally, and well into the adulthood of elected targets, seeks to retain its anonymity while maintaining its target's wounds afresh - by way of perpetual and circulated unwarranted disparagement and smearing against adult family scapegoats, the violence is never brought to a halt. It everlastingly persists, mercilessly, and in many cases, at a colossal expense to its recipients.
Camille Rose Castillo, B.S., Criminal Justice