posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 01:05 AM
reply to post by dawnstar
No I avoid loud chaotic places on purpose. It is a natural coping mechanism against the "disorder" if everyone had this "disorder" then the world
would move and advance like a well oiled machine, thirst for knowledge and progression and impossible to manipulate, with a strong sense of social
justice...but that's not the case; so we adapt the best we can to this adversity called society; filled with flaws and greed, corruption etc.
I avoid many places unless I cannot help it; malls, shopping centers, theatre, bars...basically anywhere that is an assault on the senses. Our brains
tune every conversation, every movement, every smell, etc. all at once; our brain tries to code this information all at once and make sense of
it...whether we like it or not; we cannot filter or tune it out...unless we train ourselves too; which is a very hard process. I do it by focusing all
attention I can visually on something just to hear, if anything enters the field of view it becomes a distraction. I believe ADD shares some of the
symptoms. But we are aware of any and all possible distractions...so we tend to cloister ourselves away from such things simply to cope.
Going to seek out a chaotic place on purpose, or without an invitation or demand from authority or responsibility; isn't going to happen. The
symptomatic effects that can be noticed; are an attempt to cope with overwhelming sensual experience, not looking into eyes during conversation or
locking eyes and not looking away...is an attempt to focus...unfortunately, not looking in eyes breeds distrust, looking into someones eyes unbroken,
makes people fearful and uneasy....unless there's a lot of work to pick a focus and then shift back to it; for "normalcy" of eye contact. When
everything is a distraction purposely creating a distraction; is not intuitive it is part of what we try to cope against on a minute to minute basis.
Practicing one pointed meditation, is what has helped me integrate into many social situations where no one; would know I was "different" otherwise.
I am consciously picking focus points; to maintain focus where it needs to be moment to moment, in relation appropriate to the situation. I suppose
this sounds like a lot of work or suffering just to exist; but I have never experienced my senses otherwise; outside of chemically induced states. So
to me it's just me. I can't miss a particular food or even fully comprehend it without experiencing it...so it's not as much hell as it my seem. I
am happy in the things that I enjoy; and try to use positive coping skills with the things I don't.
I hope this answered your question...I felt it important to ad my actual experience; to aid understanding; to counteract the generalized opinions of
the OP that demonize...instead of understand. But I suppose; that is just a common symptom of the disorder called "normal"