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It is a well-known fact that our society is structured like a pyramid. The very few people at the top create conditions for the majority below. Who are these people? Can we blame them for the problems our society faces today? Guided by the saying “A fish rots from the head.” we set out to follow that fishy odor. What we found out is that people at the top are more likely to be psychopaths than the rest of us.

Who, or what, is a psychopath? Unlike Hollywood’s stereotypical image, they are not always blood-thirsty monsters from slasher movies. Actually, that nice lady who chatted you up on the subway this morning could be one. So could your elementary school teacher, your grinning boss, or even your loving boyfriend. The medical definition is simple: A psychopath is a person who lacks empathy and conscience, the quality which guides us when we choose between good and evil, moral or not. Most of us are conditioned to do good things. Psychopaths are not. Their impact on society is staggering, yet altogether psychopaths barely make up one percent of the population.

Broken into three parts, our search for the fishead starts in New York City, on Wall Street, where a big chunk of the world power is concentrated. This small plot of city land is where the economic crisis erupted and what we found there has far-reaching consequences, both for the psychopaths and us normal folk.

The second part of the film touches on how, for a small number of people, overuse of antidepressants can result in behaviors that appear to mimic some psychopathic features. Although overuse of these medications will not produce psychopathy, they may stifle emotion and decrease the user’s ability to feel empathy. They also may have the opposite effects, “normalizing” emotional experience and empathy. More than one-third of the Western population uses and, in some cases, abuses these drugs. But why? So why do we want to take a pill that flattens or normalizes our normal feelings? We think something sure smells fishy again

It is not too far fetched to say that for the first time in history we not only praise psychopaths in the highest positions of power, but in many cases, they became our role models. On top of that, we don’t seem to think it’s a problem. In the third part, we come back to the idea of us, the normal people in our day-to-day life. How much different are we from the average psychopath? By embracing a superficial culture, each of us maybe unwillingly supports the fishead. Albert Einstein said, “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

Through interviews with renowned psychologist Professor Philip Zimbardo, leading expert on psychopathy Professor Robert Hare, former President of Czech Republic and playwright Vaclav Havel, authors Gary Greenberg and Christopher Lane, professor Nicholas Christakis, among numerous other thinkers, we have delved into the world of psychopaths and heroes and revealed shocking implications for us and our society.

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  • Very Interesting! :)

  • LoneWolfe 5 years ago

    A novel idea. Unfortunately, the fishhead has a monopoly on brute force ; and has control of education of the young. So, now after years and years of indoctrination, should the mass be able to recognize it they will be unable to break the yokes because they have been rendered incapable of immediately installing an alternative system, or even correct the present one.

  • onelovincriminal 5 years ago

    Lonewolfe are you saying don’t question authority? I am disappointed you say ‘That’s just the way it is’ that’s what my parents say…………… We outnumber them 1,000,000 to 1 and we don’t need brute force to redress the balance.

  • I couldn’t agree more. Great video. Look side to side, not up. We can change the world if we all get that negative view out of our heads that we can’t.
    “What difference is it going to make?” “I can’t change the world.” <> “I CAN change the world.” “I CAN make a difference.” “We CAN work together and make this world a better place.”
    Learn by example from people like Ghandi. I do believe people are starting to wise up to the fact that WE have the power, not the elite.

  • onelovincriminal… unfortunately most of our numbers still havent woken up, until we reach critical mass, which i think will happen very, very soon, the 1% will not atone for, or even recognize their crimes.

  • Keyzzdzz 5 years ago

    Thats all fine and good… ” We outnumber them 1,000,000 to 1. Well… if your counting heads, Yes. But you cant count heads! Because HEADS WONT FIGHT! People KNOW NOW whats happening. THEY KNOW! And they are so scared…. they live in such FEAR… they are PARALIZED! And * IF * they figure it out in time… and Im fairly POSITIVE… that “Time” has already past… Your down to maybe 1,000 to 1. And that ” 1 ” has a Paid For MILITARY around them. By the time anyone could get thru that… with the HONOR people have today… More would Bolt and Run than Stand and Fight! Great insentive for the remaining 9,999,000 will already have their head so deeply buried in the sand… only thier FEET will be showing. Yea… Good Luck with THAT…Dreamer. Here in the US… the Honor in this country… would CUT YOUR THROAT… Before the Wolf Pack thinking of Selfish American piece of Shit Citizens… would HELP their neighbor… Brother, Father, Mother or even thier OWN CHILDREN! They would EAT YOU before they would Fight Beside YOU!