I am sure I’m not the only one who caught the news about mass hysteria befalling the Cheerleaders in this small town. For those of you who are news challenged, the darlings all developed a tic or twitch that seemed involuntary. It was well documented on T.V.
There was a number of environmentalists who were blaming poisons in the school food, poisons in other places in LeRoy, and other possibilities, but none of these would render the hysteria limited to only the cheerleaders. Notably, there was no neurological damage after exhaustive tests and both Dr. Freud and his mentor’s body-of-work were cited as documenting “a neurological condition without neurological damage”.
What is personally surprising is why they did not solicit my thinking on this subject?
I believe that the Cheerleaders were previously given a lecture on the benefits of “faking It” as a precursor in preparing themselves for their inevitable marriages. Then, they started Emailing each other and texting with such a frenzy going well beyond carpal tunnel syndrome into a hissy fit stage and hence the physical manifestations.
It is simply The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection going awry.