You can label them as you see fit, but the bottom line for those types of people is that they, too, are sick.
Is it drug abuse that fuels madness or madness that fuels drug abuse? A new report in the British Medical Journal says that even when it’s just marijuana, teens and young adults who had smoked pot over the course of a 10-year study showed an increased risk for psychotic behavior.
You needn’t have shared a joint with Mr. Sheen to know that if he were, say, your 12-year-son, you would have sought treatment for him. And if your daughter and grandchildren had been on the receiving end of his rages you surely would intervene.
But it appears as though his enablers have the upper hand over his sad state of affairs, and while he wallows in mental illness they see benefits of his self-destructive behavior.
It’s sort of like children watching a public brawl: While they may not verbally egg on bullies, they become enablers when they whip out their camera/video phones and to share their delight in the act.
That’s as sick as Sheen watchers egging him on by visiting his Web videos. Mr. Sheen’s ranting speaks volumes.
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. — 1 Corinthians 13:12
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