Quote from: FreakAnimalFinland on February 19, 2024, 08:29:48 AM. Most often as excuses for whatever they have going on in life.
how many non autistic people claim to be?
how many lazy people claim to simply be affected by attention deficit disorder?
how many attention-seeking masochists claim to be into pathological self-harm?
how many self-proclaim to be OCD without never being tested by the real thing?
how many confuse temporary social-anxiety (especially post lockdown) with being unable to get out of your shell/travel/be among people for the real thing?
I've knownn and met people with these issues long before social media thing, before people claimed mental health as a trend on social status and they are completely in a different planet that self-diagnosed gits.
It really pisses me off using alleged mental health issues as a badge of honor and a justification without really being suffering of that. Sure there are several levels of all these issues, and many individuals are functional and semi-functional in society (as said I'm having issues myself at the moment, but I go to work, do my shopping, and care about my agin/ill parents), but I see this fake medicalisation of society both as an excuse and as a need of being part of a weird alternative status/society, necessarry to have a minority status.
The fakes don't behave like the true thing, they simply identify in a caricature of that.