Dig deep for victims of utter f***ing bastard syndrome
Forget the Red Shield Appeal, Daffodil Day, the work of the Black Dog Institute and, dare I mention them, the Make a Wish Foundation. I’m donating my cash to victims of NPD - Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
While they haven’t exactly suffered in silence - mainly because their key symptom is high-volume, profanity-laden abuse - victims of NPD have nevertheless suffered for years without any formal recognition of their condition.
It was made clear on the letters pages of The Australian this morning by Rob McCasker of Coomera, Qld, who writes: “Tracy Grimshaw has every right to be upset over the vile and unprovoked attack by Gordon Ramsay. However, she failed in her response by dismissing Ramsay as an “arrogant narcissist”. Narcissistic Personality Disorder is very real and has sufferers living a sociopathic existence destroying the lives of many people they claim to love; in short, NPD is emotional rape.”
“If Grimshaw knew Ramsay suffered from this mental turmoil, then a far more responsible use of her national prime-time TV spot would have been to recommend he (and others) seek help to manage his condition.”
There you have it. Gordon’s the real victim here.
Aside from sounding suspiciously like a job-creation scheme for under-employed psychiatrists, the emergence of this new condition provides other people with a handy new get-out-of-jail free card.
Apparently these days if you’re a rude, maladjusted bully, we’re all meant to feel sorry for you.
It’s a nifty new addition to the ever-expanding suite of iffy conditions, such as ADHD, which afflicts every sports star caught weeing in public or snotting their girlfriend, or every ratbag kid whose been medicated rather than disciplined since an early age.
By treating the offensive conduct of someone like Ramsay as a diagnosable medical condition, rather than just a shocking bit of behaviour for which he’s solely responsible, we trivialise the serious effects of genuine illnesses such as depression, and devise new forms of quackery to let idots off the hook.
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