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Mental Illness is Socially Constructed

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from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_constructionism

Social constructionism, or the social construction of reality, is a theory of knowledge in sociology and communication theory that examines the development of jointly constructed understandings of the world. It assumes that understanding, significance, and meaning are developed not separately within the individual, but in coordination with other human beings. The elements most important to the theory are (a) the assumption that human beings rationalize their experience by creating a model of the social world and how it functions and, (b) that language is the most essential system through which humans construct reality.[1]

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Written by Luke Dunn

August 20, 2014 at 8:13 am

God-crazed, unmedicated and proud.

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I am literally not alive unless I am innovating.

But sometimes this leads me to do and say odd things. I need to keep my faith when this happens and remind myself that just because a behaviour cannot be “looked up” in some kind of dictionary of convention that my interlocutors hold unconsciously, doesnt mean it isn’t valid.
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August 19, 2014 at 3:48 pm

socially deconstructing the real – why going mad isn’t that bad

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An adventure in sociology

I decided to make axiomatic for myself a concept that all of what we call Reality is purely a structure that humans create and maintain to protect themselves from the swirling chaos of the true reality.

So I set about dismantling all the joints, beams and members of my conventional worldview and waited to see what came. What resulted was a journey, neither an ascent nor a descent, sideways into a realm of magic and the unknown. I became a naked tribesman, wandering lost in a great city of pleasures and dangers that he does not understand.
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Written by Luke Dunn

August 8, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Reality involves Telepathy

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Telepathy

It is a fact ordained by the confidently speaking and widely believed intellectual elites of the western tradition that telepathy does not occur.

These elites claim to earn their pay for the important task of constructing and validating the “Reality” in which we exist and move. What they usually do is more akin to building fortified ramparts as I will briefly suggest.
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Written by Luke Dunn

July 10, 2014 at 5:49 pm

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My Discovery of Feeling

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Feelings are transformative. They change you and while in them your sensed world shifts and changes. feelings contain thoughts, thoughts do not contain feelings because they are the lesser of the two phenomenologically. Each feeling state involves many world-picturings too, of larger or smaller realms of what is.

It’s always this word “Think” isn’t it… People should be heard to say stuff like “I’m feeling about it”, “I need to take some time to feel”, “this issue needs to be felt about” more often.
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Written by Luke Dunn

July 6, 2014 at 9:39 am

Know thyself, know thy voices – Consciousness and emotion

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How interesting it is that as a child, when I would do something “naughty” I wasn’t supposed to, that parents or teachers would say: “what were you thinking ?” . They never said “what were you feeling ?” Yet surely it is wanting to do something that makes us more likely to do it as opposed to thinking about doing it. Wanting is a feeling, an emotion and is thus more likely to decide behaviour than the average thought.

I have found this a helpful idea when in extremis fearing that my life might go out of control and possibly end up with me hurting people or doing something antisocial. Diagnosed people can sometimes be troubled by fears they will do bad things or hurt people. This can be misinterpreted as an actualy intention to do the bad thing. It is not, it is usually an unrooted fear.

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Written by Luke Dunn

October 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm

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Schizophrenia and Individual Development

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Some shrinks say that we have stunted development because we were taken from the work environment by our illnesses. I disagree since many work environments are bitchy and overcompetitive, and don’t enable you to “develop” at all. also as I said before some psychiatrists used to say that boarding school helped correct development and that for children to become over attached to their mothers by staying at home was “unnatural” also the common use of nannies among the more privileged classes was justified.

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Written by Luke Dunn

October 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Posted in mental health