Wednesday, June 2, 2010

NFH Syndrome and Other Excerpts

NFH Syndrome - The odious* and corrosive effects that offensive, anti-social, or even psychopathic neighbors can have in a person's life. Wicked neighbors are powerful stressors and the "experiences" they provide are such that very few people can escape unscathed. Much that is good has to be jettisoned merely to stay afloat, treading water, drowning a distinct possibility - and the anger builds as the valuable has to be sacrificed to the ugly and hellish. The syndrome is treated in this excerpt from Chapter 6 of the recently released book named for these parasites ** (see this Neighbors From Hell post).

More excerpts from the book can be found on the Neighbors From Hell website...

Or, better yet, buy the whole terrific book!

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* odi·ous (adj) 14th century, Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin odiosus, from odium : arousing or deserving hatred or repugnance : hateful

** parasite (n) 1. biology. An organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host; 2. a. One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return, b.One who lives off and flatters the rich; a sycophant; 3. A professional dinner guest, especially in ancient Greece. [Latin parasītus, a person who lives by amusing the rich, from Greek parasītos, person who eats at someone else's table, parasite : para-, beside; see para-1 + sītos, grain, food.]

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