Statistics rarely move me on an emotional level. That’s probably because analyzing numbers and quantifying data with percentages is a “left brain” function. By contrast, the right hemisphere is where my emotions and my heart are more deeply touched. While that’s normally the case, when I heard these statistics I was floored:
60% of rapists grew up in fatherless homes
70% of long term prison inmates grew up in fatherless homes
72% of adolescent murderers grew up in fatherless homes
I think what takes my breath away is the fact that I could have been one of those statistics.