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- Feb 21, 2006
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I actually agree with this. So many people have used PTSD as an excuse for their actions. Seems like the go to excuse. I won't go into my own story but I had a few little demons to slay a couple of years back. Then I realised I could tame them instead.to many ex forces hide behind the PTSD as an excuse for their behaviour and a barrier to prevent interventions from organisations offering support. The above is a personal reflection of supporting ex forces and civilians over 18 years.
Well, I spent 5 years in a war that was very well described in a book as ‘A Cruel War of Peace’ by Alistaire Horne. And yes I witnessed a lot of cruelty, and torture, which I wrote about, and hence was denied the legion d’honneur. (Couldn’t care less actually.)
But PTSD? Does that includes drinking beer and posting on this forum late at night?
I used to think like that too. And you have a point. But the reason your viewpoint is limited is because you are judging others by your own standards. Not everyone is like your nor me. Some people are alot more fragile.For god sake! Guys who were never in combat. Guys who never saw minute of fight or anything ((probably never be evan in fest fight ))... even guys who flying drones from climatized room in Nevada getting PTSD! Isn't that bit odd?!? Most people who have PTSD (for real) got it because they had they live endangered in some point. So some guy in support company in Iraq whose life was probably most endangered when he was driving drunk back in US now have some issues because of ... I don't know what? I really can't buy that shit