How did I fail to absorb any of that when it was originally posted?! (Referring to the previous post you linked us to.)
Oh how awful. How logical. It explains everything. And it's another illustration on the importance of creating positive, uplifting thoughts and emotions in the people around us. Otherwise, we feed into more of the kind of thing you were caught in, and as we react in those traps, we escalate the traps that other people are caught in. . . . icky yucky nasty downward cycle.
These things are essential to understand. Thank you for sharing that (again), Andy.