Thank you for this article. I have minor OCD and it bothers me to no end when people misuse the term OCD. Luckily, my OCD doesn’t take over my life and I’m able to sometimes control my rituals, but for those who have it worse off, it ruins their lives and this is why I too find it offensive when people misuse the term. Thanks for the post!
Emily, I really enjoyed the passion of this post and I liked the points you brought up about the common misconceptions. I have personally fallen into the habit of saying “im OCD about that” and such in the past. I have been working on stopping that because of the people that actually suffer from it. Your points have only grown my understanding of OCD. Thank you. Helpful link: https://iocdf.org/blog/2017/10/03/help-seperate-ocd-myths-from-the-facts/
Emily, I really enjoyed this post because I often hear people say they have OCD as a joke. This post shows how serious OCD really is and that it is not a joking matter. Having you room clean all the time or being a neat freak does not make someone OCD. When you explained that the rituals help those with OCD cope with other, maybe violent thought, it explained it to me a way that it has not been explained before. You may find interesting facts in the article when you’re doing future research: http://beyondocd.org/ocd-facts/what-is-ocd .
Dear Malia, I am satisfied with your post because it brings up the issues surrounding feminism, Many people when they hear the word “feminism” they think if the extreme feminist. Not all feminist are this extremist but are just peaceful protesters who want equality for all. One thing that you said that stood out to me is: “These two…[Read more]
Dear Lindsay, When I first read the headline of your post, it instantly intrigued me. The points you made in this post were excellent and defended the point you tried to make well. One thing that you said that was interesting me was: “Often times we walk into a conversation in a horrible mood, and we leave feeling happy, other times human…[Read more]
Dear Oliver, I am intrigued by your post because of the comparison you made between having a pet and a child. The comparison of cost I found intriguing but I do not know if many people will care about the cost of having a child of their own. One thing that you said that stood out to me is: “Through the facts of Dogs or Humans it is much more…[Read more]
Dear Mary, Your post intrigued me with the topic of other habitable planets. Any topic that regards the future of space exploration and immigration always excites me. You gave excellent facts for to possibility of possible planets humans could live on in the near future. One thing that you mentioned that caught my attention was, “The four gas…[Read more]
Dear Raymond, I am satisfied with your post. You explained the facts well and gave excellent examples. It is hard to explain why one believes that humans will move to other planets due to whatever reason it be, with actual facts because of how many sceptics there are in this society. One thing you mentioned in your post is “All of this would…[Read more]
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