We have so many identity-shaping experiences from our formative years, no book can be written long enough to list what kinds of events might make us act insane.
Even being asked to sit down might trigger a conditioned response that a scolding would soon follow and a beating after that. So, a friend asks you to sit down, you flip out, and you can’t figure out what went wrong.
The golden rule from Jesus flags and cures all of these—love others as yourself, don’t resist evil. By following his simple rules, you’ll find whatever issues lurk beneath the surface.