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originally posted by: Blue Shift
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
No, it allows you to understand what may be affecting your life.
I'm not buying it. It would be like somebody thinking they're right-handed their whole life, and they take some tests and a professional now tells them that the way their brain is wired, they're really left-handed. Hooray? Now they can start writing with their left hand and everything will be better? Or will it be more like, "That explains why my handwriting is so crappy!" But they're still going to have crappy handwriting.
originally posted by: anonentity
a reply to: dug88
If you go to the doctor for a perceived mental problem even if you haven't got one. You will be diagnosed with something exotic. Then given pills for it. Because that's how the world is. Then after a while you will believe that you have a mental condition, simply because if you have been diagnosed with one, then who are you to say otherwise. Then after a few years on the pills the damage will be evident and you really will have an identifiable mental illness. When the fact is we are all insane and are just acting civilized because it gets us more things with less effort.
The problem with the civilised state of affairs is that you can be labeled as a such and such, which keeps the money coming in for the labeler but , as far as you are concerned your life could change for the worse. I remember a time when if you stood out from the mob by dressing differently you were considered insane. Or if you said to a doctor that you go astral travelling in your sleep, you would definitely be called a Schizophrenic. Or if Gay considered a mental case as well. Ninety per cent of this modern society is bull# , and should be taken with a pinch of salt, and enjoy the humor it provides.