I know I am not realising my true potential The hypochondriac womb twin survivor, despite being perfectly healthy in fact, lives like a helpless infant, feeling weak and terrified of illness and death: As a way to heal this uneasy sense of emptiness there is a strong tendency in womb twin survivors to hold onto possessions, long-dead relationships, meaningless rituals, habits and entrenched, irrational ideas.
But to call birds and bees miracles and to create a miracle-maker god who created them is a certain kind of fraudulent leap. No one really doubts the phenomena of sadness and worry.
But to call them symptoms of mental disorders is exactly the same kind of fraudulent leap. Part of the joy and ease of this fraudulent creating is that you can define the non-existing thing any way you like. Who is to say if a mental disorder is the same or different from a brain disorder, the same or different for a Jungiana Freudianor a drug dispenser, the same or different from unwanted thoughts or behaviors, if there is no real thing involved?
It ought to be the case that those making the claim for a non-existing thing should have to prove its existence but in real life the burden always falls on the whistle-blower.
The perpetrators have it easy! See how easy the definers of non-existing mental disorder have it. First they define it one way, as they did in the DSM Mental disorders are usually associated with significant distress in social, occupational, or other important activities. An expectable or culturally approved response to a common stressor or loss, such as the death of a loved one, is not a mental disorder.
Socially deviant behavior e. It is completely easy—effortless, really—to change the definition of something that does not exist to suit your current purposes. In fact, there is hardly any better proof of the non-existence of a non-existing thing than that you can define it one way today, another way tomorrow, and a third way on Sunday.
Certainly one could scrutinize the changes and make reasonable comments about the way that language has been employed to say absolutely nothing. One could go on with such observations but making such observations plays into the hands of the creators of non-existing things, who love it if you play their game.
They can slip about with impunity, adding, qualifying, and shifting, while you waste your breath being reasonable and thoughtful. The birds and bees exist; pain and suffering exist. But birds do not prove the existence of gods and pain does not prove the existence of mental disorders.
Let us not play the game of debating the definitions of non-existent things. Let us move right on. The phenomena itself confounds us and it would be lovely to create gods and mental disorders to explain them. But, being non-existent, gods and mental disorders explain nothing.
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