Posted by nikkistar
I think it is a mixture of everything you listed. But for me, I think the main issue is the self entitlement, and the whole "participation" trophy mentality.
You got these hordes of kids being raised to believe they are special. That if they try, they will get rewarded. Came in last in a race? It's okay, here is a medal still, so you can feel special. Their parents all telling them the same thing, and allowing them to grow these huge egos, thinking the world is their oyster.
Then they grow up, get into middle school and high school, and realize they aren't special. They are just like everyone else. Some even just mediocre. Girls start rejecting them. Suddenly they aren't getting A's or extra points for "trying". The real world starts creeping into their delusional upbringing. Suddenly they can't get what the want, and their parents can't just make a phone call to make it happen. So they start experiencing rejection more and more, and their frail psyche can't handle it. Because their butter parents didn't prepare them for the world, but coddled them far too much.
And then they have a mental breakdown, and go nuts, because their parents didn't do their job properly.
A parent is suppose to prepare their children for adulthood. They aren't suppose to excuse bad behavior, or mediocrity. Your role is to give them the skills to be good human beings, that are productive, and self sufficient. You can love them, but still be stern. But that doesn't happen anymore.
P.S. The reason why I say that, is there have been several shooters that were treetrunking nutty young men, that believed they could have any woman they wanted. When that didn't happen, they went crazy af.