OCD — How Many Murderers Have Had Appendicitis?

How many murderers have had appendicitis? I don’t know and I don’t care; what a ridiculous question! However, it’s just as ridiculous as the following: How many murderers have OCD? Honestly, probably less than those who have had appendicitis, aaaaaaand most likely next to none. Now, why would I ask such seemingly bizarre questions? Simple, to showcase the absurdity of human judgement! I pose these questions in order to display how we apply our own judgements to many MANY things we don’t necessarily understand. Please, objectively proceed and do your best not to let your fear misguide you.

Accept that no matter how disturbing your thoughts are that they do NOT define you; you are defined by your value driven actions!

Okay, back to the point… both the appendix and the basal ganglia (the part of the brain where OCD is most affected) are extremely primitive parts of our human anatomy. Appendicitis and OCD are both common maladies that can affect anyone irrespective of their socioeconomic status, race, gender, intelligence, so on and so forth. I would put all of my marbles on the likelihood that more murderers have had appendicitis than a murderer suffering from OCD. Conclusively, being prone to appendicitis means you are more likely to be a murderer than if you suffer from OCD!

* mic drop *

How does that sound for a conclusive correlation? Ridiculous, right!? ALMOST just as ridiculous as correlating someone’s potential to be a murderer because of Harm-OCD… don’t believe me? Kindly refer to the underlined statement above.

The basics of appendicitis is that your appendix gets angry and you get angry from the pain. You then go to the hospital and they remove your appendix. Your pain is alleviated, but your anger might remain; problem solved… except for your unaddressed potentiality for future murder!

Why does this happen? Not really sure, but it’s common.

The basics of OCD are unwanted thoughts that distress the sufferer which compels them to perform magical rituals to make them go away. Does it work? No! It has the illusion that it works (like any good magic trick), but, in the end, it doesn’t. Wait, Are those terms legit? Nope, but I think that they explain OCD really well (speaking from personal experience). Unwanted thoughts are any thought that can be triggered or intrudes on that which you are trying to accomplish presently, or that which you want to accomplish. Magical rituals are any number of possible actions (mental or physical) that the sufferer does in order to reassure themselves that the unwanted thoughts are not real, or that the unwanted thoughts won’t happen. Unfortunately, it really doesn’t do anything except for give the sufferer temporary relief… LAME! What do they get in return? More fuel for future unwanted thoughts to burn bigger and brighter, which inevitably leads to functional chaos!

Here’s the breakdown:

  1. unwanted thoughts = obsessions
  2. magical rituals = compulsions
  3. functional chaos = disorder

Why does this happen? Not really sure, but it’s common.

The point is that a sufferer’s obsessions are UNWANTED and INTRUSIVE, and they are not to be confused with things that a non-sufferer might be HAPPILY obsessed with or passionate about… like your family, hobby, profession, or whatever… OCD can and does latch on to anything and everything, but the key thing to remember is that the sufferer is DISTRESSED! Yes, it’s possible to have a thought about killing someone where the response (mental or physical) is that you think it’s a good idea, and you’d like to bring that thought to fruition… YIKES! That’s an ideation, and something entirely different than the scope of this essay! If that’s the case, then you definitely should get help, but you most likely don’t have OCD. Wait, you said “most likely” which is not very comforting. Meh, whatever, sit in the uncertainty! All I’m trying to say is that if you have had appendicitis then you very well might be a murderer!

“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain, and most fools do.”

– Benjamin Franklin

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