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I think Shrinks and Society are crazy not me

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#31    spud the mackem

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 09:16 AM

If I want to be a Leprechaun I'll be one,and if I go to a Shrink,he can be one too.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:10 PM

View Postredhen, on 22 June 2013 - 08:32 PM, said:

What is freedom?



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:35 PM

Can you post a picture of yourself in your wizard outfit?  Preferably by a Wal-Mart.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:32 PM

All this talk of the wizard suit makes me feel like less of a loser since I really, really, really like Tricorner hats, although unlike the OP I am not ballsy enough to wear a tricorn hat on a daily basis. Regrettably, I don't even own one.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:39 PM

View PostLostSouls7, on 22 June 2013 - 08:14 PM, said:

For example to express my freedom. I shall dress in a Wizard Robe and Hat..
everywhere I go.. YES this includes Walmart.

I am truly free.. most people don't even have the mental freedom to Dress as they choose...

You don't have a psychological disorder, you're just another non-conformist. /yawn


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:20 PM

View Postredhen, on 14 April 2014 - 05:39 PM, said:

You don't have a psychological disorder, you're just another non-conformist. /yawn

You don't know that because you have no idea who this guy is or how he acts, all you know is he wanders about in a wizard costume which is bizarre but in and of itself, not an indicator of a psychological disorder.  It sounds like he has been under the care of a shrink and has now decided that he knows better and is off his meds.   That may be fine as he may have been misdignosed or it could be that he is severely schizophrenic or psychotic and is now a danger to himself or others. I don't know if he will truthfully tell us if I have stated the case correctly but I'd hesitate to encourage him until we know what is what.

Edited by Merc14, 14 April 2014 - 07:20 PM.

Believing when there is no compelling evidence is a mistake.  The idea is to withhold belief until there is compelling evidence and if the universe does not comply with our predispositions, okay, then we have the wrenching obligation to accommodate to the way the universe really is.  - Carl Sagan

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:22 PM

View PostMerc14, on 14 April 2014 - 07:20 PM, said:

I don't know if he will truthfully tell us if I have stated the case correctly but I'd hesitate to encourage him until we know what is what.

Well, that's one of the limitations of psychology isn't it, they have to rely almost exclusively on self-reports.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:30 PM

View PostMerc14, on 14 April 2014 - 04:35 PM, said:

Can you post a picture of yourself in your wizard outfit?  Preferably by a Wal-Mart.

I'd rather see him run in the New Hampshire primaries as Presidential candidate, just like "Vermin Supreme".




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Posted 14 April 2014 - 08:11 PM

I thought the job of a "shrink" was just to let you discuss your problems out loud and maybe get medication if you have a specific problem.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:40 PM

There is a broad spectrum wherein people can act and be considered 'normal'.  Then there are those who react in a certain way that confuses others, perhaps these are crazy.  Wear what you want, but if you react in a way that is off the wall, or considered overly aggressive for no reason, then perhaps you could be labeled that correctly.  From you post, you seem to be someone who is very creative, but perhaps you try too hard my friend LOL.  I believe you add to the group and I like your post and your thoughts.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:54 PM

Clinically speaking "crazy" and "normal" aren't terms used.

There's healthy, where your quality of life is good, and you're able to function day to day.

And there's unhealthy where you're destructive in one form or another and nonfunctional.

All we have here is someone wanting to wear a wizard outfit to Walmart and a proclamation that they're going to find their own happiness.

Psychologically speaking this isn't enough to go on, but as long as they don't hurt themselves or others, and they are happy.  That's a relatively fine mindset, so long as they don't believe themselves to be Merlin or anything.

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 07:57 PM

No, experts will say you're a nut because of what you are conveying - not your dress.

In my opinion, you ARE a nut but not because of what you wear to Walmart. :blush:

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 05:20 AM

All I know is no matter what anyone's story is "someone" will eventually call them crazy. Our society makes everyone have to crawl into a hole and live there dreary life to it's end if you have any thought that is not normal, hopefully with that "one" person who will love you back. People who get older in life are completely more afraid to tell others what they feel or what they are thinking versus someone who is younger. Think of things like this, if you are 10 talking to another 10 year old you can say WHATEVER YOU WANT and almost DO WHATEVER. If you are 40 talking to another 40 year old you can t say s#!+ <- see even online you can t :P


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Posted 17 May 2015 - 08:20 AM

A professional psychologist or counselor does not make such statements as "you are abnormal" about, or to, their client.

Proper counselling is designed to help a person to be aware of what options are available to them, so that they can start making decisions to manage their own life. It's about training the client to be objective in areas that hold them back from achieving what they need and want in life.

To do that, the client has to have recognition of what has happened, and is happening, to them, which takes time - sometimes many visits to unfold and review their experiences and their reactions to them.

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