And it got me thinking, I sort of wish the media (and writers) would stop mythologizing post-traumatic stress. It doesn’t annoy me quite as much as characters enduring enormous trauma without visible after-effects, but in the past thirty years or so, there’s been an increasing trend towards treating the survival of violence as an interesting character flaw, and it makes me tired. Tired people don’t finish the books they are reading.
It’s not the acknowledgment of psychological damage due to trauma that bugs me: I want to see more of it. What bugs me is lack of research and understanding, or treating psychological damage as sexy.”—they must need bears - people go and stay where they should not. they don’t do it like i would.