We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Those of us who work with trauma victims can echo this. PTSD victims usually avoid situations which remind them of the trauma, they don't seek them. In fact, it's one of the common symptoms of the illness.
I would be cautious about applying that as a blanket statement, however, as the experts MacInnes consults seem to. People are various - they have different coping strategies and responses. I would consider it more of a red flag that the person is actually suffering from another disorder (as was so cleverly put) than a disproof.
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