Thursday, October 20, 2011
Documentary relevant for the Occupy Wall Street protesters and those in relationships with psychopaths!
The other concept of the movie is that through "happy pills" or prescription drug use (Valium, Prozac...), people take the pills to deal with "psychopathic conditions." "So what is the connection between psychopaths and happy pills? Empathy. Simple human empathy or the lack of it. Psychopaths don't have it and happy pills kill it. Also discussed: Václav Havel, former Czechoslovak President, playwright, essayist, poet, dissident, politician, and his country's hero; Herd mentality; Morality; Altruism; "Most people are basically good, good and passive." Peter Coyote narrates.
On a personal level, the documentary is very relevant for those in intimate relationships with psychopaths! See my webpage: http://www.clinicalsocialwork.com/psychologicalviolence.html
Patricia Darlene McClendon, MSSW
Article updated on March 22, 2013