Tomas wrote:Superking's got a point, but I think the point is not about having an opinion. It's more about the harshness of the judgment people apply to strangers. I know it's just life. People judge harshly. Get over it. But the happiest folks I know tend to give strangers the benefit of the doubt and reserve their judgments for things like making stock choices, approving son in laws, and fighting discrimination. It's up to you, no big deal for the rest of us. I suppose for many people, righteous indignation is very appealing. It's certainly one way to go about life.
Absolutely right, Thomas.
Sulavaca not you don't need to tut about the lack of a public mental health care system, I'm sure the one in Taiwan is a work in progress, like the one in the UK is. People who have conditions such as bi-polar can be dealt with in one of a few ways. You can lock them up in an asylum, like they used to do, or you can monitor their behaviour and ability to self-medicate and leave them to get along in society. We don't lock bi-polar people up, but we should be keeping a strict eye on their care provision. In this case it seems the girl has chosen to stop medicating, and there should be a system in place to make sure that she is now monitored more closely. In this case her husband should have phoned the doctor and told them that the girl was going rogue over her meds. I suspect much tighter controls will be placed on her for a period of time, and some counselling to uncover why she decided to stop taking her pills.
As Thomas said, MOST people would see a girl losing the plot in a shop and feel sorry for her. However the court of FLOB speaks once again and we get just the most lovely and heartwarming judgements:
Another psycho xiaojie.
madder then a mad hatter, but them legs !!
What a fucking moron.
Fire that chicken-shit dude and bring charges against this little bitch also.
a xiaojie with a droolsome set of pins
I hope she was arrested
And then a few people step in and say, "stop being such dicks," and the tone changes. WHY oh WHY does this horrible thoughtless nastiness have to pervade this community of people? Objectifying a girl who you also
think is a lunatic. It'd just weirdness. What is it about some of you guys that you can't just have a nice two minute thought before you pounce with your "Oh yeah, he is another opportunity for me to chuck my ego about at the expense of a stranger"? I get a bit fed up with how shallow and thoughtless this community can be at times. just in the name of fitting in with each other. Don't worry if you think I am a dick. It's fine, I can handle it.