Only Child Syndrome

The most interesting thing about a person is the thing you don’t yet know.

For most of my childhood, I was frequently told I was not normal.

Sometimes this was meant as a compliment.

It was only later in life that I realized I was a victim of Only Child Syndrome.

Only Child Syndrome (OCS) is a troubling disease that can affect young minds in many harmful ways, and while there have been reports of OCS victims whose condition yields above-average creativity, imagination, and talent, side effects like social awkwardness and loneliness may occur. 

I’m cured now. And I have come to realize that it is the fact that we are all different that makes us all the same. Your story will never be my story, but we both have them. Which makes us both “normal.”

So in the interest of getting to know each other better, here are some personal stories. If you’re open to the idea, I’d love to hear yours.

And not because I’m lonely or anything.

Only Child Syndrome (OCS) is REAL!
Why yes, that is a blue horse my Mom sewed on my favourite sweater for school picture day without asking me. His name is “Coo-Coo.”

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