Originally posted by kevinunknown
It seems that nearly everyone one this thread has read my first post, without understanding that i am mocking the idea that schizophrenia is a
“glitch in the matrix” . Most of the stuff that has come my way is offensive and entirely unfair, read my other posts they are valid points.
Just so you don't feel too slighted, misunderstood and ignored... Rest assured, I read all of your posts before responding to you, this time or the
While I understand your concern over possibly creating an ultimately episode-exaserbating feedback loop for the OPster, (and I must admit... This may
be valid, which is why I haven't ventured an opinion on the topic directly) your own approach in expressing this concern is little better, and quite
probably even worse, in that regard. A schizophrenic episode can be later coped with as unfortunate chemistry... Grinding away at such a persons
seld asteem can have more lasting effects and cause emotional stress that can contribute to later episodes.
I don't know if what I would have to say on the matrix topic could be helpful or harmful, but I KNOW that what you are doing is harmful; and since
you are indicating that you feel you are psychologically stable, I will call you out on it... Gloves off... Where others can see.
'Tough Love', or even I guess 'Tough Concern' is all well and good, but is too often an instinctive and popular refuge for the psyche of a
bully... Along with 'but I was only kidding', and 'I didn't mean them personally/that way/etc...' You're manifesting two outta three here at
least, and I'm willing to call a spade a spade, or an emotional thug a thug.
Regardless of what you are telling yourself about the intent of your responses, the way that you have shown contempt for the thread also manifests as
contempt for the poster him/herself.
For example, saying a thread is stupid is a (slightly) oblique (and really sneaky) personal attack, but still a personal attack; and when you add in
that the thread itself may (or may not) be a manifestation or result of a 'mental illness' your ascerbicness is exponentially irresponsible, and
frankly just mean.
If you cannot see how your bull-in-a-china-shop approach here is harmful to someone who may be in a delicate psychological state I frankly cringe at
the thought of you working with the mentally ill on a regular basis. I hope that isn't the case. However, because you indicated that you do work
with the mentally ill, I responded.
On another note, schizophrenia is a spectrum brain disorder, and a broad spectrum at that. It manifests very differently, to different degrees in
different people. I don't know the extent of your experience, or the circumstances but I'm beginning to suspect it is rather more limited than you
would like to admit. In short, some people, even highly trained professionals in the field of mental health do not hold the same perspective that you
do on schizophrenia. Get over it.
On another, more personal (cause lord, no sense denying it, you've pi**ed me right off), note: In my opinion it's a rather hypocritical, really
irritating and frankly silly behavior to fire off a bunch of insults and then whine about 'unfair' and 'offensive' when everyone crawls up your
Although... you've done a fair job of back peddling since the thread became 'so popular.' It's an interesting response to social pressure that I
think is worth noting. It fits the above mentioned behavioral pattern as well.
In other words... If you don't like it... Go cry to the mods. Now where have I head that before... Lemme think.