... I just have to say that the people on this board are the most intelligent and polite group I've EVER come across online!
I'm fascinated by Mental Illness... thought about checking myself in just to see what its like inside...but chickend out. This fascination has opened me up to work on a personal research project to explore what its like for anyone who experiences life "differently" than the norm. Who knows.. maybe all this research will lead into a book... a one woman play... a tv show...or ...dunno... darkness is scary... and usually that means a "go"-sign for me... to move through and to understand.
I think people who may appear to be a little off center by social norms are the most fascinating... I wish our health care system was doing a better job of attending to people who feel challenged in their life... or that at least ABC would do an EXTREME HOMELESS MAKEOVER as a way to help the community one person at a time...
...I'm currently reading "OUT OF HER MIND"... which is beyond fascinating... ON THE EDGE with Cillian Murphy was such a great movie... and I cant wait for CAMILLE CLAUDEL to arrive via netflix.
I associate mental illness with oppression mostly and lack of understanding... is that naive? I hope and pray for less loneliness and more acceptance and self love... I dont even have to ask... yes that's cheesy... but I mean it.
I've been through most of the threads on this page... everyone here is amazing!
...and yes... I'm apparently very fond of using "..."
I'm on a journey to explore the "POSITIVE" sides of NOT BEING NORMAL. I try not to judge but when I put on my Joe- "normal" glasses to deal with the volcanic life of today I see conformity and fear, and lack of self-awareness... no one asks questions anymore...
I'd be most appreciative if anyone who reads this wants to start a dialogue or turn me on to articles, experiences, or resources that focus on people overcoming challenges, savants, anyone who has ever been viewed as an underdog because of their thoughts/views/mental conditions... or just any conditions that provide an opportunity to be a hero.
Thanks for reading!Explore2Enchant@hotmail.com
(P.S. ... all of a sudden I feel exposed, responsible and terrified... what doors is this post going to open up? )