I agree! We've become a culture where everyone embraces their conditions. I used to answer a hotline so I got to hear everything, and little of it was good. (It was a complaint hotline, and not a suicide hotline or anything like that.)
I would get the calls where the person would start off the conversation by screaming in my ear that they had PTSD--literally! No "hello," no "good afternoon." (I wanted to say that I had it too, but you wouldn't hear me screaming about it.) I don't embrace it like it is part of my identity.
I wanted to say that if you had PTSD, you are probably one of the quiet ones....
The caller would explain that their PTSD is why they scream....
I would call their condition something else, but it would not be nice to say what it is in polite society.
Edited by: BECCABOO127 at: 2/12/2012 (15:56)
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