Comment: You are misreading me. :-)

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You are misreading me. :-)

I never said you were "abnormal". I said that people react to things differently. You, as well as the OP, are the ones who suggested that I or anyone who doesn't react in kind are the ones who are abnormal. There are many different factors that play into how people react to trauma, hardship or loss. Those who cope are no more "abnormal" than those who can't. There is just a difference in knowledge, understanding and or attachment.

We agree more than you think. I believe there has been a concerted effort by the PTB to use mental "illness" for the wrong reasons. Not the least of which is for the purposes you describe which in the end gives them more power and keeps people dependent on them. But to say that people who do not succumb to PTS are abnormal is just as bad as saying that those who do are.