Questioning Normality

Consciousness Splitting

By Patricia Lefave, Monophrenic

When an individual who is actually more aware than most is cast in the role of less aware than others, confusion and chaos in communication is a predictable result.

All involved may be using the same words, and ideas yet they are not actually having the same conversations but two different conversations as the communication between them is based on a false premise.

I am frequently talked at or about in the third person, right in my presence like I am not there, by those who have cast me in the role of less conscious, when, in fact, it is THEY who are less conscious but who never want to find out about themselves as it will ruin their own delusions of grandeur and will cause them to have to rethink their ideas about the true nature of reality. In order to prevent that from happening they maintain a split in reality itself. For THEM, this is not the same relaity from opposing viewpoints: it is two DIFFERENT realities; mine defined by them as crazy or non existent and their own defined as "normal" and sane.

When psychiatry then gets involved and defines reality as the "delusions" of the MORE aware one, thereby protecting and enabling the less aware in their arrogance and acting out, a paradox is created from which there is no escape possible...other than to really see the whole thing from start to finish and then transcend it. After that, we have to expose the structure itself, in exhaustive detail, so that the bullies, the arrogant, the self deluded, the ignorant, the deceived and the blind followers of unquestioned "authority" won't be able to find any place left to "hide" in plain sight.

Logic, empathy, reason won't stop the bullies, the controllers, the unaware, or the loyal followers. Only self interest will stop them; so we have to use their self interest, not attempt to get some empathy for us which they do not have, to motivate them to stop themselves.

The only thing that stops an unseen evil, which works because it is not fully visible, is to put a spotlight right on it. I think our analogies, whether in psychosis or fiction, are all basically about the same themes and emerge from our collective unconscious from experiences and relationships that we have been taught to suppress, and taught that to do so is "normal."

eg: when we drag a vampire out into the sunlight, the blood sucker shrivels up and disappears. No matter how indestructible he thought he was, in the light of day, it's game over.

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Who Defines the Normal and Why?
The Focus on this interactive page is going to be on the perspective we don't hear much about: the Normal group member and his or her role in the design and diagnosis of the assigned illness, given to the individual who gets psychiatrized, often for 'complaining' about his/her experience with 'others' as well as the Normal's function as a part of a Normal group.

Here we will shift the focus OFF of the psychiatrized one and ONTO the group as a whole, and some of its other members in particular.

 

I believe we need to take another look at 'Normal' and how it all got to be considered to BE 'Normal. In doing so we may just find that a whole lot of what is now considered to be 'Normal' might better be described as 'common' or ‘habit.' Longstanding dysfunctional relating for example is very often called “Normal' by those who are used to it, who want to stay 'popular' in their group by keeping silent, or who “don't want to make waves “in the name of “getting along.” Often of course, those who are “getting along” are not really “getting along” with everyone and are part of a well practised scapegoating system. 

So if you have some stories of your “Normal' experiences, this is the page for that.

 

As usual on these pages, please follow the few simple rules of communication and talk about; ideas or experiences generally, your own personal experiences without naming proper names, your feelings, your experiences  of the mental illness system, good or bad, in relation to your own personal experience with it.  Keep it connected on this page though to defining and questioning what is considered to be “Normal” thinking and behaviour. Do NOT name names, as this is a public board and liability laws apply. Keeping your sharing in the first person singular and/or in relation to ideas or concepts allows you to have your say and keeps you and me, safe from harm or legal problems at the same time.

 

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