There are times in life when sound individuals, who have a lot to live for, find themselves up against unbalanced individuals who live as if they have nothing to lose. Sometimes, logic advises the former individuals to suffer it out and hope that they do not have to compromise any of their blessings. I have followed this advice more than a few times. This enabled me to relate to The Big Valley episode, My Son, My Son (1965), on a personal level. I saw this episode about fourteen years ago. It has stayed with me ever since. I found it on YouTube if you are in the mood for some terrific writing with superb acting.