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Should We Question The Way We Ask Questions?!?

“Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.”

Alan Watts

What do you say when you’ve ran out of words to describe what is going on? Limited by a language yet this mind we have displays a different adage. Can’t understand it, can’t make our way around it. Can new words be created in a bid to have responses? Or are we just destined to be babbling complete nonsense?

Lets all get together, Bipolar, Depression, Schizophrenics and Medics. All Mental Illnesses invited to discuss and describe it, how our arsenal of vocabulary is just not broad enough to fight it.

“The problem comes up because we ask the question in the wrong way. We supposed that solids were one thing and space quite another, or just nothing whatever. Then it appeared that space was no mere nothing, because solids couldn’t do without it. But the mistake in the beginning was to think of solids and space as two different things, instead of as two aspects of the same thing. The point is that they are different but inseparable, like the front end and the rear end of a cat. Cut them apart, and the cat dies”

Alan Watts

So we are merely a host for our ailments? I just don’t buy it. As Alan Watts explained above, see it as 2 entities being one. Not separate from each other. We are always in a great need to separate ourselves from things rather than just getting on with it and experiencing what it is. We try to take the ‘I’ out of experience. Embrace what you are, you are you. Who dares to have the audacity and label, ostracise, brand and belittle people because of the way they are. You are not a stereotype.

Then there’s disrespect and a lack of understanding, or maybe it’s just ignorance and apathy, I don’t know, don’t care 🤷🏽 that means you have to act as though you don’t have a mental illness. That’s the really, really difficult part.

They say it is equal opportunities for all in the UK. You tell someone at a job interview you’re Bipolar and you’ve not got a chance in getting the job. The welfare state is not working for Mentally Ill people. You aren’t having a week off with a poorly tummy like Karen in the office. If you are lucky enough to be in work, you can have episodes anytime. I’ve had 6 months off in the last 2 years over two episodes. You receive SSP of around the equivalent of £10 per day.


Published by Rochdalestu

I’m a 38 year old male who has recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I have found it as a new chapter in my life that has opened my eyes to a whole new perspective on myself and everything around me.

2 thoughts on “Should We Question The Way We Ask Questions?!?

    1. Persumpticative – A state of being detached from the social, virtual insanity of the masses yet being in tune with your own reality

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