The Psychology Behind the Need to Keep Harming Others is Discussed Extensively in the Acclaimed Classic Novel “CRIME AND PUNISHMENT” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The crimes a man commits, the inevitable consequences and the psychology behind the need to keep harming others is discussed extensively in the acclaimed classic novel
“CRIME AND PUNISHMENT” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

This is one of my favorite novels because it gives such poignant insight into the behavior of corrupt parents and individuals including leaders who all eventually DESTROY THEMSELVES because THEIR CRIMES ARE THEIR OWN PUNISHMENT and retributive justice can never be so severe as the penalty the human soul can impose on ITSELF.

This novel shows how the human HEART can only take so much too.

This is why in Judaism when practiced authentically; a person who has harmed another must repent and compensate them for the harms they caused. This is called Teshuva.

However, as Dostoyevsky explains; most people who have committed crimes and harmed others will not rectify the harms they have caused UNTIL THEY HAVE “NO OTHER CHOICE.”

Often they just destroy themselves.

For example, my ex-husband MARK F. HASSMAN as many public records show; had a very high standard of living around the time of the divorce showing over $25,000 in MONTHLY expenses, ($25,541 to be exact). Now, having recently returned from his Harvard Business School reunion in Boston he swears he is “insolvent” and has eliminated my spousal support.
Do you really believe that even though he is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chief Financial Officer who graduated from Harvard Business School and made MILLIONS during our 23 year marriage; he is “insolvent?”
Do you think he is being HONEST and does not have ANY retirement accounts, savings accounts; all our investments are really worthless, including our homes and other real estate investments, even though he and his new wife have received about $150,000 in tax refunds and have other very conflicting information on their joint tax returns?

As discussed at the public hearing on June 2, 2014; my ex-husband MARK F. HASSMAN was so dishonest to substitute new schedules of assets, without my consent, in a Trust RECLASSIFYING community property to his separate property with the help of some law firms in his “CHAIN OF FOOLS.” All this is on public records.

Think my ex-husband and those in his “Chain of Fools” will try to rectify the harms they have caused by giving me my community property I should have received at the time of divorce or do you think they will destroy themselves as Dostoyevsky explains in “Crime and Punishment?”
My ex-husband has already had a heart attack so he is well on his way to destroying himself. Plus, when I saw him in court not too long ago; he looks very much out of shape; all quite typical of the deterioration of one’s heart and soul as they destroy themselves instead of doing what is reasonable and moral by rectifying the harms they have caused.

The Russian novelist Dostoyevsky’s Mother died when he was 16 and his Father was later killed in war. Dostoyevsky expounded upon the lessons they taught him by enriching himself and millions with his insightful classic novels. He took positive things he learned from both of his parents and left the negative. People can teach you what to do as well as what not to do.

Because of Dostoyevsky’s courage to write what he chose in a Communist country; he spent the last four years of his life in Siberia where he wrote many of his acclaimed and insightful novels including “CRIME AND PUNISHMENT.” He also believed “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

***Will YOU choose to harm others; lie and deceive them and commit crimes allowing your human soul to destroy you OR will you take control of your life, get the help you need to understand the reason for you unhappiness or need to harm others so you can change your ways and reach your potential?

Our choices define us and Dostoyevsky in his acclaimed novel “CRIME AND PUNISHMENT” makes it very clear that if you do not change your evil ways; they will destroy YOU and you only have YOURSELF to blame.

-By Sara Hassman, Parental Alienation Solutions, Founder,



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