Well, have you? I would suspect that potentially all males have killed insects when they were young. Personally i was very interested in ants at that time, and was always observing them, but reacted with violence if they bit me. At one time i even had, for a few days, a sadistic game i played with ants, in which they were being randomly killed, apart from the last one, which i would then return to its nest. Also, although it is partly repressed, i think i once caused the death of a kitten, again when i was in elementary school. I was curious as to whether it was true that they land on their feet when falling from great heights. Well they do not, and this one just died. I regret those killings, but have moved past them (by which i do not mean i have caused the death of other creatures ) it is rather sad to think that a life was taken, even if it was just a lesser life. And you? Do you recall any such act of violence? The thread will probably be Red Diamonded..