No one is born bad. That is the kind of nonsense my parents said about me.<quoted text>
I agree with you to a certain degree...however some kids are just born bad---I think it's genetic...but then this toxic culture of ours also plays a role, I believe.
I know kids whom grew up(or are growing up) in fairly decent homes and turned out plain rotten--drugs, cursing their parents out, in and out of jail, etc., etc.
Something the parents did or didn't do is the cause.
A lot of people seem decent on the surface but at home they neglect and/or abuse their children and of course the child is eventually going to act out and be blamed when really the parents are the ones to blame.