Special Snowflakes

Really annoy me. You know them, people who say that they’re so unique and special that no one is like them; past, present, and future!

Right, I lost most of this post in an accident that somehow WordPress cannot recover, so this will be quick.

Basically, so many people are claiming mental disabilities to show that they’re unique to the world, because they don’t think that there is another way to gain pity or attention from others. Because they see that their tactic is working, they bury themselves deeper and deeper into their delusion.

A famous example is this person who claims she has PTSD from the Internet.

And her psychiatrist is named xxmonkeybutt13xx. I think.

It’s ridiculously disrespectful for people who do suffer from PTSD, especially when it’s a debilitating condition for most people who suffer from mental conditions and they don’t show it off, unlike the angst teenagers on the Internet.

Perhaps for these people, it’s just a way to get acknowledged rather than being cast aside as carbon copies of mindless humans.

But it’s childish and disgusting, and sooner or later, reality is going to punch them in the face whether or not they like it.

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18 thoughts on “Special Snowflakes

  1. I find people who have the “special snowflake” mentality to be people so overtly concerned with othering themselves that they aren’t exactly original or unique (as they want to be so badly). And people who use conditions like PTSD for attention ought to feel ashamed.

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  2. toddmedicii says:

    When I attempted twitter, I came in contact with a group called ‘Illhueminati’ which was basically a creative movement in which I posted my poetry and short stories (before discovering writing blogs) and I was amazed by the amount of people used their mental disabilities as ground for following other users. It was sickening. On my about me, yes, I mention I have a few mental disabilities (as it is my ‘about me’ page) but I would never think of going in to detail. Maybe one day I may write a serious blog post about mine but that would be a day I’m feeling self-conscious or particular open to readers. But, I find it sad that its privacy people tend to show no regard for, especially on mini-blog platforms like twitter that have no real depth.

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    • Yeah, Tumblr is also a shithole of the same type of people you found on Twitter, mainly why I moved to WordPress too.

      I don’t think it’s wrong if you mentioned that you had mental disabilities or not, it’s flaunting that you do or crying “OMG I’M SO DEPRESSED GIVE ME LOVE :(((((((((” that’s wrong, so don’t feel bad for saying that you live with a mental disorder. You don’t have to force yourself to write about your conditions, but if you do, just know that we’ll be here for you 🙂

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  3. I wholeheartedly agree with every bit you said!! I got diagnosed Aspergers and BPD by several (2 psychologist, 3 psychiatrists) and have been in therapy for quite some years until recently. I am advised to apply for social security disability also by various therapist. I refuse. There are far more debilitating mentally ill patients that rely on federal funding to support themselves. I can and will make money the hard earned way.

    People need to stop hiding behind excuses for their failures!!

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  4. xiaofu46 says:

    I would like to argue your point, but my brain was detached from my skull at birth and I am sitting wrong so the circulation is cut off.
    That being said, I think that people who tout a disability for personal attention are leaches.

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  5. While I totally agree with you re: ‘special snowflake syndrome’ and people feeling a bit blue and deciding they have a mental condition – I think the article linked to is not a great example as it implies that one can only PTSD from being a war veteran. Many PTSD sufferers are victims of abuse who feel they can’t speak out about their condition because people just reply with ‘isn’t that what soldiers get?’

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    • I agree, perhaps I should have checked for articles with further clarification, but what I heard was that she received the most backlash from war veterans, not necessarily saying that PTSD can only be, er, received from war. You do make a great point though, thank you for that 🙂

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  6. Hold on! You *Can* get PTSD-like symptoms from the internet…. if you work at one of these “content moderation” agencies — basically the people who censor Facebook and other social media networks so that users aren’t bombarded by pornographic images.

    Refer to: http://www.wired.com/2014/10/content-moderation/#slide-id-1593151

    The paragraph I refer to:
    In Manila, I meet Denise (not her real name), a psychologist who consults for two content-moderation firms in the Philippines. “It’s like PTSD,” she tells me as we sit in her office above one of the city’s perpetually snarled freeways. “There is a memory trace in their mind.” Denise and her team set up extensive monitoring systems for their clients. Employees are given a battery of psychological tests to determine their mental baseline, then interviewed and counseled regularly to minimize the effect of disturbing images. But even with the best counseling, staring into the heart of human darkness exacts a toll.

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    • Damn, I never knew something like that existed. It’s very interesting, and it is reasonable. However the example I put up was a woman crying PTSD because people disagreed with her… She’s very famous for that ahaha

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