This is a pretty good example of what I was talking about. If these kids honestly do have a hard time making the logical connection between actions and their repercussions, are they not bound to do more damage than intended to themselves and others?
My understanding is that any evolving form,where it can choose, it can learn from results. If a geranium tries to make roots in the air, leaves in the soil, or face its surfaces away from sunlight, results are not good, so it stops doing that in favor of doing something that gets less undesirable, or better yet, desirable results.
It could well be that a person incarnates as 'retarded' and or 'autistic' for a variety of reasons. One would be to focus non-symbolic, non-left-brainy relationships to milieu. A second would be to avoid the noise resulting from the custody of understanding the current social mores and customs: If I can't seem to understand what Paris Hilton is doing these days, mercifully, no one shall expect me to partake in a conversation about it!
Too, occasionally, it seems that a person has dealt another a form of affliction in another time and place, and as part of the educational process, one then goes on to experience for himself the effects from the point of view of the victim. For instance, a baroness may once have been supercilious and arbitrary with her servants whom, now in this life, are her
employers, and she must bear with their relative ineptitudes.
Yet again, I can easily imagine that an entity coming to the realms of form and physicality for the very first time could have enormous problems even making the body do anything intentionally. 'Form' is extremely exotic if you have never been exposed to it before. Probably most first timers in the physical start with something less complex, like an insect or a sea creature. But some may be advanced enough to take a first fling as human, but this is speculation on my part.
And on and on....
But all that said, while I know that some say that 'everything happens for a purpose', I am not entirely convinced of that idea. This is a very noisy (in the sense of 'lots of stray information, structure and activity') world, and trying to execute even well laid plans can be like trying to hum a Mozart melody during a KISS concert.
Well, wait a minute, here. Now, your first post in this sequence had to do with malaise or depression, if I recall. Yes, chemistry can affect the physical psyche; bodies are made of chemicals, whether they are 'real' chemicals or 'simulated' chemicals is maybe not a helpful distinction here.
However, the data seems to indicate that belief can
trump chemistry and biology both: The placebo effect is established to the point of certainty. So there, at least, is access to one out.
My personal experience is that depression and malaise manifest when I am not doing something right, or failing to do something at all. If a person follows his deepest convictions, doing that generally facilitates piles of energy and enthusiasm. If a person is following the wrong path, however well meaning he and anyone else involved may be, energy drains away. Once, when I had been involved for too long in a life experience set that was not helpful or necessary, I literally had to stop walking.... I could not walk all the way across a horse pasture that I had been all over a million times. I just sat down, then lay down, seemingly unable to do anything more. But it was my 'body' or 'being' saying: "Enough of this. This isn't working. Time to move on." Had I had medical tests done I would bet that they would have come back with suggestions of some bizarre form of ailment or disfunction. For the most part I don't hold with 'modern medicine' much.... for approximately the reason that I would be wary of an automechanic whose vehicles were always manifesting mechanical problems.
Just pay attention to your world: What excites you, gives you energy, propells you with enthusiasm? Focus on those things, and that will help.