I've put this in DISASTERS/CONSPIRACIES because there didn't seem to be a better slot for it. However, I don't intend that the SUDs scores reported
should be exclusively tagged or attached to ONLY DISASTER/CONSPIRACY traumas.
Many of the people I know in all walks of life and a variety of value orientations from SPIRITUAL to RELIGIOUS to relatively nothing . . . in terms of
spiritual/religious values . . . have been reporting a rising sense of unease, wariness, apprehension--particularly about the near future.
Many reporte being outright convinced--just "KNOWING" that things are going to change super dramatically much sooner than most of us realize.
40 years ago in my PhD program, we talked about SUD's scores--SELECTIVE UNITS OF DISTRESS. It was merely a self-report scale of how much distress one
was feeling at the moment on a scale of 1-10. It wasn't all that elaborate but it tended to be quite reliable in a number of aspects.
I've only been able to find one current mention of it on the net--amazingly. Here:
Subjective Units of Distress Scale
0 No distress at all. Feeling okay and calm.
1 Feeling little if any stress. Not quite fully calm.
2 Faint tension or mild stress.
3 Feeling slightly unpleasant or uncomfortable.
4 Growing distress or discomfort. Mildly agitated.
5 Verging on becoming very uncomfortable and distressed.
6 Very uncomfortableaffecting my attention.
7 Emotionally painfulbecoming severe.
8 The emotional pain is taking over my attention.
9 The emotional discomfort is almost unbearable.
10 The emotional pain is overwhelming me--the worst possible
this New-agish site:
My thought is that this thread could serve a couple of worthwhile functions:
1. It could serve to affirm that individuals are not alone in what they are feeling, sensing--and thereby lessen their sense of distress as they
realized how many shared their feelings currently.
2. It could serve, probably, over time, as a kind of barometer--perhaps even a predictive one. If a significant or majority percentage of ATSers
commenting on the thread began suddenly--say within 24-48 hours of each other to feel significantly higher levels of distress--inexplicably--PERHAPS
that could be indicative of picking something up from the spiritual realm about impending traumas.
It's just a hypothesis.
If you care to participate, please consider the scale above and use that as your guide OR--just select a number from 1-10. Either way works fine.
You might say something like:
--I've been feeling, on average, about a 4 or 5 for say a 4.5 average. Yet, recently, I've noticed a bit of a bump up in my wariness, anxiety, sense
of unease--probably to about a 6-8. . . . or whatever.
Feel free to add any other description of narrative that seems fitting to you.
IF enough participate and IF I can manage the time amidst a rather full plate, I'll try to run some averages on the data every weekend or every other
Thanks in advance for considering this quasi research project.
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