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Originally posted by rlnochance
On the subject of reality:
Reality is nothing more than your perspective on actuality.
once you understand that truth as a schizophrenic you can really tend to understand how reality is not necessarily true and as such is skewed by your own views. Moreover your reality will ALWAYS differ from someone else's. They are like fingerprints, unique to each person.
Your goal, should be to stay as close to actuality as possible, without straying too far into imagination. Once you plot that trajectory, it's very difficult to swing it back.
Originally posted by xspinx
reply to post by SeekerofTruth101
Humans once believed that the earth was flat. That idea was correct and true for them, but for us that idea is not correct nor true. Killing the innocent, hmm... true innocence is lack of knowledge, so by lacking knowledge they do not "miss" anything that was taken from them, even the life itself. Only you with the knowledge "miss" the innocents.( you can't miss something you did not know to exist)
So after the example with the flat earth, you simple logic you can understand that "reality" varies from one point of view to another, as we get more data about the "reality" the more and more the "reality" changes.
Reality is just a matter of perspective.
And reality is created by the very fact of knowing.
[edit on 2-7-2010 by xspinx]
What good would that do if it appears to be true?
Guy doesen't want to spend his life in an institution now does he?
He want's to fight what he see's coming and he's come here for advice.
Well OP heres a checklist I can give you from just before I became schizophrenic,
1.are you depressed?
2.have you changed your social behaviour,especially withdrawal
3.have you changed your sleep or eating patterns
4.do you have suspiciousness or feelings people are talking about you
5.has your self care deteriorated
6.has your school or work performance changed
7.are you weak,do you lack energy
8.do you have headaches or strange head sensations
9.have your relationships with friends/family changed
10.Yes you have admitted confused,strange or bizarre thinking but being slightly delusional does not make you a schizophrenic.
You have not really stated any full onset systems and may of misdiagnosed yourself in any event if your worried or think theres a problem its time to seek help, before it gets worse.
Originally posted by above
Excellent thoughts about the heaven&hell thing in relation to your true feelings and the possible eternal afterlife.
I myself have lately been having some thoughts similar to you, especially the fact that on some level i have started question my sanity. For instance i tend to find daily events somehow reflecting my life. For instance some tv show i watch may seem to reflect the themes what i have recently gone through in my life. Currently it is only a realization of patterns, but i will start to worry the moment i start to believe in such things.
Maybe i tend to analyze too much :/
[edit on 7/3/2010 by above]
Originally posted by NewlyAwakened
I started reading the Bible, found plenty to scare me and make me think I was still hellbound. Surprise, surprise. I became a train wreck again.
...The realization is that this is a never-ending cycle...