In the News: “Being the bigger man” Led to Grisly Murder

If you somehow missed reading the highly disturbing details of the murder of Seath Tyler Jackson, I consider you a lucky person. I’m not going to recap it for you, because I also found it highly disturbing. On another level, though, I found the article’s conclusion quote just as disturbing, and it’s from a friend of the victim who attempted to stop him from going to the house where he was murdered.

Jones, the friend who tried to stop Jackson from going to the house, said the killing should never have happened.

“It’s just boys and their stupid fights,” Jones said. “It’s just who wants to be the bigger man.”

If wanting to be the “bigger man” leads to heinous crime like this, perhaps being the bigger man shouldn’t be such an aspirational thing.