How those who don’t suffer from an illness or ailment, can feign it. What this causes is the social circle you’re in to lose empathy. Those that do actually suffer, continuously suffer another battle; trying to live up to the standards set for those who don’t.
In the school, I had learnt this as “malingering”, at least that’s what I told other people. I mean really what is it really, the boy who cried wolf; is it part of an act? Okay, let’s define malingering;
gerund or present participle: malingering
exaggerate or feign illness in order to escape duty or work.
||pretend to be ill, feign (an) illness, fake (an) illness; More
I don’t know what the heck that “word origin tree” is for, I guess if you’re interested then there you have it.
Malingering to me wasn’t taught as so simplistically to me, at least it wasn’t presented as a way to escape work or duty. It was shown to me as “the way one would exaggerate or fake injury for financial gain”. Given the way that most people are and how some health care “professionals” and employers treat those who have an illness, I don’t blame those that malinger; in the case of financial gain.
I suppose I am talking more specifically about an injury such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). TBI’s are so very complex, the world has even taken a hard stance on the prevention of head injuries; most particularly in sports.
I don’t blame them because most people don’t really understand TBI cases, to the point where they are either inconsiderate or too sensitive. It’s really tough to find someone who understands how to treat people who have been in these types of situations. There are a lot of deficits early in TBI recovery, and there are a lot of people who don’t do anything to better their TBI recovery. It’s almost as if people would rather give up because society doesn’t really give you any slack if you don’t.
(To be continued)….