Tuesday, September 26, 2006

those swedes!

I've always been intrigued by mental patterns and behaviors that are strange or abnormal, and my most recent interest is in that of Stockholm Syndrome.

Here's Wikipedia's explanation of the syndrome:

The name originated in the case of the Norrmalmstorg robbery, where it was rumored that one of the captives fell in love with one of the captors. This rumor is supposedly false, but who the heck knows.

The most recent case that has sparked my interest in all of this is that of the 18 year old Austrian girl, Natascha Kampusch, who just last month escaped after EIGHT YEARS OF CAPTIVITY!!! Geez!!! She's been behaving strangely since her return - really?

Lots to think about.

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