Gee whiz. Is it just me, or is there a "trauma" jihad going on? I can't open my eyes without seeing the word "trauma" in bold headlines in newspapers and journals and in 4H newsletters. Do I see a new line of Hallmark "Trauma Condolence and Get Well" Cards on the way?
Don't get me wrong now. I fully support the idea that psychological trauma is bad and can lead to bad things, and supporting people who have experienced trauma is a good thing, but let's try to have some perspective here people. There is a mob mentality going on. Is it a competition? Is that it? That would explain why people seem to think they're going to get a special treat if they use the word "trauma" more often and louder than anyone else. A kind of self-satisfied glow appears on people's faces every time they use the word.
Maybe I'm just an old stick-in-the-mud Scrooge. Bah-humbug.