The topic came up in a philosophy of emotion course. It was in regards to mass shooters and the like, stating that we are just calling them crazy in order to make sense of such a horrific tragedy. To make ourselves feel better that it was done by a deviant and not a normal person. It got me thinking as to whether or not mental disorders are real or just a way for us to label and control what doesn’t ft into our definition of what normal is. Especially since across cultures, what is deviant and odd varies so much.