A puzzling trend on social media involves the mentally ill masses trying to claim that there are limited, if any differences, between themselves and those that do not suffer from mental illness. A lot of it seems to stem from some seeking to define the words ‘neurotypical’ and ‘neurodivergent’ in ways that I’m not sure are backed by either the common usages of those words or the scientific definitions – if they are even well defined in the literature. Regardless of the etiology of this “debate,” the subtext is clear: by seeking to claim the neurotypical condition as their own, the mentally ill – regardless of the root of their own illness – want to be treated and seen as no different than those that do not suffer from any disorder, organic or environmental. Frame this with any other demographic split and the laughable nature of these people become clear. What if homosexuals started a push to redefine heterosexuality as sex between any two people? What if the paraplegics claimed they could walk? It is one thing to seek equal treatment, it is another to whitewash differences that are inherent and fundamental.