Is it “To do is to be?” or is it “To be is to do?” I’ve always been in favor of the view that your actions will follow your inclinations. That it you do because you are.
I always thought Yoda got it backwards with his whole “Dark Side” speech. The power was seductive, but if you weren’t a bad person already, you wouldn’t be seduced.
Your behavior gives proof of who you are, but it does not change it. Kidnapping, armed robbery, that’s who he is. So that’s what he does.
So why do we as a society cling to the idea that “if we can just change the behavior, we can change the person?” They’ve made their choice. Now we must make the choice to isolate them from the rest of us.