This anti-campus carry piece started as being mockworthy…

…but it rather rapidly turned into vaguely disquieting, and not in a way that the author intended.

“Well, things haven’t gone totally to hell,” I told my friend through the phone, trying to put a good spin on a needlessly bad situation of mostly my own creation. “Maybe I’m getting wiser.”

“Wiser?” he asked, disbelieving. “You’re not wiser. You’re just making bad decisions more slowly and deliberately than you used to.”

He was right. We laughed at me. I thanked him for talking me through yet another episode of my own stupidity, we said our goodbyes, and I went to bed.

I’m not a psychiatrist. But if a friend of mine wrote this article I’d be telling him or her to go see one, just to make sure that there isn’t any kind of clinical depression going on, here.  – Because the whole thing seems to tell the story of a solitary man who is profoundly unhappy with himself for the way that he’s led his life, who thinks that his life has no inherent value, and who has irregular sleep habits.

Again, not a psychiatrist.  But it’s still a little… alarming, really.

Moe Lane

(Via Instapundit)

5 thoughts on “This anti-campus carry piece started as being mockworthy…”

  1. Sounds like depression to me. He has a problem and he’s ignoring it in favor of being concerned about something else. I also detected some elements of lethargy and a few other signs of depression. Possibly starting down the road to suicide with his thoughts on giving the cat to someone.

  2. Wow…that’s beyond disquieting to downright scary. Someone with that opinion of himself and his place in the world has a rifle.

    Our national conversation needs to be about mental health, not gun ownership.

  3. I spotted 2 possible suicide locations, to possible prior predictive events, and access to a firearm. I’m seriously thinking of taking said post to a mental health professional so someone can push the panic button, I think the guy is working himself up to suicide. He’s trying to convince himself that it’s for a “Noble” reason when in fact, in my opinion, he is suffering from a mental illness. Judging from other things in his post he may have had this illness for a long time, i.e, inability to concentrate(a cat kneading you is a problem, really), poor decision making skills, and an inability to maintain relationships, plus fixation on events he has no control over.

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