You see, the only way the serpent can eat itself it to have a place of unconsciousness in the middle. Or else it would know it ate itself, and the game would be over. The only way to have consciousness is unconsciousness, just ask dark is to light and up is to down. Between lives there must be a place of death, of non-existence.
Even when I hurt others, and even when I am hurt by them, I have the same capacity to hurt and be hurt, were I the consequence of the algorithm that produced them.
But not him. Not that senseless suffering. The evil for the sake of being evil.
I believe that sociopaths are a sort of unconsciousness, a sort of living death. It is all a part of the game. If people did not hurt for senseless reasons, we could not have the safety and removal of sin of saying our rational hurt (which is most of it that goes around) was senseless. Because when you see that you can not help but hurt and be hurt you start to realize that you are the serpent eating itís tail. You start to wake up.