@peacefulmotivators, I think any intelligent person at some point in time will become paranoid. You’ll be fine.
@mimic, I never said that I define myself via others opinions. In fact I’d say was trying to make the opposite point. I don’t know about being different from everyone else, but I often do feel very different.
I never said that you said.
I said it, since you labelled yourself “paranoid schizophrenic”. I don’t know many schizos who inherently believe themselves to be schizos without someone else telling them.
I’m glad you responded. I was thinking about cripples earlier, and wondered whether a cripple would overcome his disability through sheer force of will if other people didn’t break it with their stupid opinions. This isn’t to suggest that your delusions are a disability, but that believing they are delusions is a disability.
“It is proposed that happiness be classified as a psychiatric disorder and be included in future editions of the major diagnostic manuals under the new name: major affective disorder, pleasant type. In a review of the relevant literature it is shown that happiness is statistically abnormal, consists of a discrete cluster of symptoms, is associated with a range of cognitive abnormalities, and probably reflects the abnormal functioning of the central nervous system. One possible objection to this proposal remains–that happiness is not negatively valued. However, this objection is dismissed as scientifically irrelevant.” – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1619629
Food for thought.
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