crolleen said: I used to think that self-diagnosing was just some Tumblr troll thing. Only recently did I learn that people seriously do it. Why on Earth would anyone think that that is a valid thing to do? Like, even after I was diagnosed, I struggled to believe I was sick, but several professionals (therapists and ultimately and most importantly, doctors) were convinced I was. Anyway, there was no way that I would have been able to diagnose myself. No way at all.
I am honestly a little suspicious of people who seem very eager to have a mental disorder.
you’re being extremely ableist tbh, I’m not even going to bother making commentary to this post because I already have to deal with so much this bullshit irl
People usually aren’t just ‘eager to have a mental disorder’ like….??? Who’s just eager to have one?
Have some perspective. I’m sorry I can’t have the money or resources to seek therapist/psychiatrists /etc to professionally diagnose me.
I’m eager to speculate possible mental disorders because I’m eager to make some sense out of the difficulties I have with mentally managing and dealing with things in my life. Bc if I could make sense or put words to them I feel like I am a step closer to having a grasp on my problems.
Like…be suspicious all you want but I’mma be suspicious right back like….?
stop confusing ‘being eager to have a mental disorder’ with ‘being eager to understand the problems i already have and find treatment.’
Last night I joked on Twitter that I didn’t care about whether Scotland voted for independence since no one had explained how to blame it on Obama:
Sorry, I just can’t make myself care whether Scotland secedes from England until someone explains how it’s all Obama’s fault.— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat)September 17, 2014
And then only minutes later I got this reply:— Clay C. (@ClayC1969)September 17, 2014
So I checked it out, and sure enough, if Scotland votes for independence, Frum wants to blame Obama:
In February 1995, Bill Clinton traveled to Ottawa to speak in favor of Canadian unity. “In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands as a model of how people of different cultures can live and work together in peace, prosperity, and mutual respect,” Clinton told the Canadian Parliament. The U.S. president was a more popular figure in Quebec than that province’s own politicians, and his words likely contributed to the narrow margin of victory of the ‘No’ side in Quebec’s second and final secession referendum later that year. President Obama has played no equivalent role in the debate over the survival of America’s close ally, the United Kingdom. If the ‘Yes’ vote prevails on September 18, Obama’s omission should be remembered in the postmortem assignment of blame for a potential disaster for the peoples of Britain, Europe, and the Western alliance.
You see, Obama is now responsible for the outcomes of votes in other countries because he didn’t use his magic speech-making abilities to hypnotize them into serving the interests of the United States.
Look, if you believe in democracy, shouldn’t people in other countries be allowed to vote for their own interests and not be browbeat into voting for America’s interests?