07 07 12 - 10:06
A provocative new study suggests that dissociation is associated with one form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Researchers discovered dissociation is often associated with unique PTSD symptoms of derealization, the feeling that oneâs surroundings are unreal or unfamiliar, and depersonalization, or the feeling that oneâs body is unfamiliar or strange. - PsychCentral
This explains most of the modern population, although their shock is the result of many small things adding up to a picture of confusion and doubt, not a single traumatic event.
It's like the Stockholm syndrome writ large. First disassociate, then in order to maintain the disassociation, bond with and defend that which is causing your problem.
At the end of the day, talking monkeys with car keys.