theyearintheirlife:

No, You Do Not Have OCD.
The basic gist of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has passed into mainstream use by, in my experience, mostly people under twenty. We’ve all heard “Oh my god, I’m so OCD!” which, despite the grammatical problems, very rarely if ever actually describes the person in question.
Human beings prefer predictable patterns. This is an evolutionary advantage and a topic upon which I would love to write a thesis one day. OCD, however, is not just the need to sort your closet (or M&Ms) in the perfect way. That is known as a simple compulsion, or as is more often used in other countries, being “anal retentive.” (For some reason, the United States doesn’t like to talk about the anus.) I have compulsions. I do not have OCD.
Those who truly suffer from OCD find that their compulsions a) go beyond the simple straightening and organizing, b) are often accompanied by what may be highly severe hallucinative imaginations about what will happen if they don’t complete their compulsions, and c) become so repetitive and ingrained that they get in the way of life and cause emotional and physical damage.
If you don’t see slime, bugs, and germs constantly crawling over your hands and arms, if you don’t descend into a panic attack if you check the lock four times instead of five, if you can stop yourself from repeating a phrase or action over and over again, you don’t have OCD.
Obviously I’m not an expert, just a student with an interest. I am annoyed, however, when people misuse something like a diagnosis so severe. If you catch yourself in the act, please consider whether you’re even using the phrase correctly in the grammatical context of your sentence, let alone the context of your life.
To see more of what I mean, watch this video.
Thank you for reading.

theyearintheirlife:

No, You Do Not Have OCD.

The basic gist of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has passed into mainstream use by, in my experience, mostly people under twenty. We’ve all heard “Oh my god, I’m so OCD!” which, despite the grammatical problems, very rarely if ever actually describes the person in question.

Human beings prefer predictable patterns. This is an evolutionary advantage and a topic upon which I would love to write a thesis one day. OCD, however, is not just the need to sort your closet (or M&Ms) in the perfect way. That is known as a simple compulsion, or as is more often used in other countries, being “anal retentive.” (For some reason, the United States doesn’t like to talk about the anus.) I have compulsions. I do not have OCD.

Those who truly suffer from OCD find that their compulsions a) go beyond the simple straightening and organizing, b) are often accompanied by what may be highly severe hallucinative imaginations about what will happen if they don’t complete their compulsions, and c) become so repetitive and ingrained that they get in the way of life and cause emotional and physical damage.

If you don’t see slime, bugs, and germs constantly crawling over your hands and arms, if you don’t descend into a panic attack if you check the lock four times instead of five, if you can stop yourself from repeating a phrase or action over and over again, you don’t have OCD.

Obviously I’m not an expert, just a student with an interest. I am annoyed, however, when people misuse something like a diagnosis so severe. If you catch yourself in the act, please consider whether you’re even using the phrase correctly in the grammatical context of your sentence, let alone the context of your life.

To see more of what I mean,
watch this video.

Thank you for reading.

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talentedpeanut:

twenty one pilots

talentedpeanut:

twenty one pilots

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Anonymous: It honestly doesn't matter if you're a powerful sage, sorceress, warrior, queen, or dark ruler. You cannot escape the might that is cuckoo.

queenhyrule:

"Go forth, my brethren.

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"Go forth and take back our kingdom."

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Found a new roomie

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Found a new roomie

challengerapproaching:

The artwork for the three newest additions to the Hyrule Warriors character roster just came in!  Say hello to Darunia, Ruto, and Sheik.

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"We stayed up ’til 7 in the morning just talking about our dreams and visions musically. And everything we talked about, we would try and just say, like, the craziest things, and they would both align. It was just like, ‘Dude, I want that too!’ It was just from the first day that we hung out that it was like, “I want to play music with this guy. I want to be a part of what he wants to do, and I believe that everything he’s saying that matches up with what I believe can come true. It can happen."

naliest:

Am I doing this right

naliest:

Am I doing this right

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xxthenumberaxx:

graffitifuckedmylife:

warrgle:

vividified:

All the naysayers who were against marijuana legalization are eating crow right about now. Colorado’s weed sales just keep trending up, and with the sales of legal weed, they are improving their schools and reducing overall crime rates.”

Link to Article

WOW IT’S ALMOST LIKE IF YOU LEGALIZE WEED

PEOPLE WON’T DO BAD THINGS

TO GET WEED

Shit

My favorite headline from this trend has been “Six Months Since Marijuana Legalization and Colorado is Overrun With Way Less Crime”.

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“from failing, you learn. from success, not so much.”

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21 Golden Retriever puppies from two litters

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21 Golden Retriever puppies from two litters

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