Friday, April 13, 2012

Life as it is

living within a family is individual and collective insanity

all children experience trauma in one form or another

all children are mentally ill, if a belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy offers any clue at all

families go to great pains to not project publicly what is going on privately - this is hardly news

most parents start out with good intentions - reality gets the better of them

real families are not sitcom families - I wish it were otherwise


  1. When it comes to an individual, I think that it's better to live with symptoms than die without them. In other words, to learn to tap into the gifts that come from being "different", which is why I'm so adamantly opposed to the use of antipsychotics for the long-term... the drugs take away this opportunity for the vast majority.

    When it comes to families, I think that any family can learn to tap into the better parts of its own insanity. Sure, each family has dysfunction, but there is always opportunity to tap into the better part of what holds the family together... the warmth, love, laughter.

    It's not about being perfect.
    None of us would recognize perfect if we ever saw it, or experienced it...
    What would a delusion look like?

    Doing better.
    Being better.
    Becoming better.


    IMO, that's what it's about.


  2. Hi, Duane, Thanks for your much appreciated comment. BTW - your comment is number 1555! I wish the comment thread worked with Blogger, so that people can make individual replies to others' comments.


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