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Originally posted by redhorse
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 other.
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 A**.
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.
Originally posted by LightofLiberty
WARNING: This may be uninteresting to most of you but it is important to me.
So I’ve been watching parts of the matrix and it occurred to me that perhaps schizophrenics are experiencing a glitch in their matrix. Instead of experiencing nothing out of the ordinary as most people or 99% of the population does we have experiences that are bizarre and out of this world. Of course people have odd experiences but not of this kind.
When I experienced my first episode there was a singularity about it that I cannot explain accurately to those who have not been there. All through my life I’ve experienced these glitches, I’ve had gut instincts about things that were going to happen before they happened. And in my first episode of schizophrenia the events were overshadowed by something more powerful than I can contemplate. I’ve heard (yes, I actually heard it) and seen a footprint in a stream of water flowing through a gutter with no one around, I’ve seen five Indians in a hallucination, I’ve heard what sounds like demons talking to me, I’ve also heard brilliant music in my head and snippets of intellectual conversations that I could not fathom on my own consciously. Where do these things come from?!?!?!? I want to be as intelligent as the people holding the conversations in my head or at least hear more than snippets of their conversations.
What do you think? Do you believe schizophrenic individuals are experiencing some kind of glitch in the matrix? I’m interested to know your opinions.
Thank you for your future thoughtful reply.
I’ll tell you what, when you start treating people who have sliced there face, arms and bodies with razor blade because they thought that if they had no skin the voices would stop only to find out this hasn’t worked and then spent the best part of a month on suicide watch in a constant emotional state, then tell me it’s a “glitch in the matrix”.