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#1 Sep 1, 2012
A person struggles in two main ways. According to R.D. Laing, the first way has to do with the rent in one's relation to the world, the other is in one's relation to self.
Again According to Laing; Existential phenomenology attempts to characterize the nature of a person's experience of his world and himself.It is not so much an attempt to decribe particular objects of his eperience as to set all particular experiences within the context of his whole being in his world. The so called mad things said and done by the "schizophrenic will remain essentially a closed book if one does not understand their existential context.
As someone who makes an attempt toward healing a patient- One often runs into a major difficulty at the outset: how can I go straight to the patient if I the "healer" do not have words at my disposal that can relate to the patient? If my words keep the patient at a "clinical" distance. How can one demonstrate the general human relevance and significance of the patient's condition if the words one has to use are specifically designed to isolate and circumscribe the meaning of the patient's life to a particular clinical entity?
#2 Sep 1, 2012
As a result of civilization, the perceived world is a narrow structure dominated by those in an authoratative position, as in Plato's "In the land of the blind, the one eye'd man is King," This narrow structure falls far short of human experience in that it categorizes every thing into separate parts- Therefore a schizm is presented manifesting in a split in behavior as well as in conscious awarness of one's behavior. As a result it is to be expecte dthat one would feel divided from one self and the "other" that which is outsid eone self.
If a person is able to intergrate this schism meaning to become schizoid- they can be considered normal. If one is not able to intergrate this schizm because they are too strong and genuine then society will see them as Schizophrenic because they can not intergrate or digest the lie.
As Nietzsche informs everything human involves a great falsification, a great reduction into appearances that represent nothing real- Similiar to Plato's cave metaphor in the "Republic, Book VII.
Liers are healthy in this society- people who are genuine are deemed unhealty and labled with mental hale diagnoses. Th eindividual must take on the onus to save society an dits economics. If one is genuinely interested in healing it must start with the individual and society is the problem.
#3 Sep 1, 2012
Paul Simon summed up a human experience whne he described a person who happens to be "American."
I don't know a soul whose not been battered, I don't have a friend who feels at ease, I don't know a dream that's not been shattered or driven to its knees.
John lennon- As soon as you're born they make you feel small by giving you no time instead of it all, till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all.
Dylan, We all sit here stranded doing our best to deny it- as well as "You have many contacts among the lumber jacks who get you facts when someone attacks your imagination.
John says- PATRIOTISM is an acronym for Pathetic Attempt Toward Redefining Inhumanity Only To Intimidate Subjugated Masses.
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