I like the way you asked your questions. Yes, I was brought up taught that the world around me is a dangerous place, I have to be awake and foresee a potential harm. But, also that sometimes I will be fooled, or injury will come from a greater force, as a war for example.
Please realize that when I was growing up, the generation of my of parents carried the emotional burden of the atrocities of the WWII and abuses of the Soviet system imposed on them afterwards. When I look at them now, in today’s terms, all of them were screwed up; all of them had PTSD. Applying our today’s approach all of them should get mental therapy first. Instead, all of them went to work hard to rebuild Poland devastated by the war. By the way, it is similar to the experience of American veterans of the WWII.
How different is perspective of Millennials you display when implying that I “make myself a victim” when criticizing text by Ms. Harris. Millennials see the outside world by the perspective what they feel about it. I was brought up that I should strive to find out what the truth is and stand behind it. In this aspect my feelings are irrelevant. I have no feeling about Ms. Harris opinions. I just felt obligated to let others know how they relate to what I know as the truth.
Lastly, for several years I was in alarm business. Many of my customers bought an alarm system after being burglarized. I had seen a few things that sent shivers through my back. My alarm company had many clients in the worst of the worst of the Chicago neighborhoods. Our company cars were burglarized several times. And yes, I just learned how to deal with it.