I couldn't figure out what I wanted to write about using the letter H today. So, I did a google search and came across this website http://phrontistery.info which contains lists of unusual words. I clicked on H and began to read.
And what struck my funny bone? Habromania: insanity featuring cheerful delusions. Well, my thought was if you had to be insane, I'd go for this one. Be happy and not realize it's all a delusion!
But, I think of the down side to this. If you never feel disappointment, upset, pain, sorrow, etc how could you ever understand another's person's plight? Donate time or money to a worthy cause? Feel any empathy?
I may just research this further as I'm curious of how this works and what if anything the world of psychiatry does for it. It would be a challenge to write a character who is like this. Almost make for a villain who you could almost feel sorry for.
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Think it would be better suited for a villain.ReplyDelete
I'm already playing the 'What If' game with the thought of a villain with this mental issue. Can't wait to see where it leads.Delete
It would make for an interesting story, wouldn't it? I guess if I had to be insane I'd prefer to be a habromaniac.ReplyDelete
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