My sig says I dealt with trauma. But the trauma occurred in school because people didn't give me the socialization I needed because I'm autistic and it was pretty bad. That happened when I was 7 years old and for five years, I acted like a really angry brat who had even more trouble crying and would only cry every like 4-6 months. I started experiencing more sadness when my grandma died at 11 and got more carefree and well-behaved when my 13th birthday was nearing. So, around 13 or 14, I was starting to get over my trauma and become a better behaved person. So, that's why I disapprove of this show because these people had these traumas that occured ten years ago and still haven't gotten over them.
Look, I'm sorry to hear about the shit you've gone through. Honestly, my background isn't all that different from yours .... minus the home schooling and the "becoming a better behaved person" part. But dissaproving of a show because it displays characters dealing with emotional trauma and (speculated) psychological disorders just because they might remind you of your own trauma is just somewhat short-sighted. Not everyone carries with them the will or means to overcome their demons, like you claimed to have done. Should such people just be ignored, cast away as failures? I think you and I both know that's downright cruel.
Think about it, Eva doesn't glorify or congratulate its characters for their troubles or issues. In fact, it can be downright brutal at times, but only as a means to help the veiwer understand and relate. I hope you're getting what I'm trying to say, and can one day appreciate what Anno was trying to communicate with his delibrate choice to write these flawed characters.
Not gonna overstep my bounds, but it sounds like you're still carrying around alot of mental baggage, which is directly impeding your ability to properly evaluate Eva (and other people for that matter). Hope you're talking to someone professional about this, as opposed to a couple losers on an Anime forum
Yes, they were really serious, but they still don't have the right to still be passive (Shinji), be a hot-headed histronic (Asuka), an emotionless girl who rarely reacts to anything (Rei), and a careless drunkard who doesn't have enough responsibilities for the kids (Misato).
What do you mean by "don't have the right"? For better or worse, all three of them (Rei is a special case) ended up this way for a reason, they didn't come out the womb fundamentally broken. You seem to have some assumptions about how people are supposed to behave at a certain age, as if theres some sort of universal standard. I'm afraid that ain't the case. There are models and ideals one should strive towards during their lifetime, but here's the rub; not everyone will succeed in this endeavour.
Even Nerv is too concerned about these kids fighting stupid giant robots to even consider therapy or something, which is something they truly need to help with their behaviors. Misato also is too careless to put herself in therapy.
It's kinda become a running joke by now, the idea that NERV's mental health department must be staffed entirely by the most incompetent people this side of the Pacific.
Also, I have a good feeling this thread is gonna get locked real quick if this discount therapy session gets out of hand