According to a new study, one in five young Americans has a personality disorder. These include obsessive or compulsive problems — the kind that might lead to violence, or worse, reading Deepak Chopra.
Basically, we're a nation of nutcases — like the studio audience of "The View," but without the drool bucket.
I'm sorry, but the only thing nutty about our nation, are studies like these. These new stats have nothing to do with an increase in mental problems, but a rise in vague diagnosis.
See, if your kid is bored, lazy or self-absorbed, sometimes it's just easier to treat him with pills than to kick him in the pants. In a weird way, today's teens are like high-risk borrowers and their parents are bad banks: Instead of restricting their behavior, they're just indulging their excesses (and we know how that ends).
Look, teens and pills are my two favorite things! But once you say everyone is sick then sickness becomes the norm. And being normal then becomes abnormal! So at that point, why treat anyone at all?
Seriously, screw treatment, maybe people should be anxious. If people responded to anxiety instead of erasing it, maybe our nation's collective unease would have prevented the housing crisis — or at least the Jonas Brothers.
Besides, is it really wrong to obsess about stuff like unicorns? Is it that unhealthy to believe unicorns can read my thoughts? Is it really a tragedy that I happen to know unicorns are sending me personal messages through my fillings?
I don't think so. But if you do, then you sir are worse than Hitler.