The second amendment of the American constitution states American's have the right to bare arms. Half the US population are imprisoned by that definition. Time is finite, your life is finite, therefore your imagination is finite. When people mistake delusion for truth, they live a lie that can kill. Fear convinces us that time runs quicker than it actually does. --Sardonic Poet
I was diagnosed bipolar on November of 2014. It took me over six years of hyper-introspection to recover from psychosis. In that time I wrote five books documenting my "journey." Also in that time, I've gone into debt, I have burnt bridges, I've experienced trauma ten times worse than psychosis, I've attempted suicide twice, and I've had a visit from the police. Can you afford a journey? Look...I've worked in the user experience design industry for eleven years. In commerce, everyone believes the customer is always right. Why? To secure repeat business. This entitles the customer to intimidate businesses when they don't get their way. "No, no, sir/madam, you are right, I am wrong." I don't cost a dime...so my livelihood does not hinge on your approval; you can't intimidate me.
Now, imagine when this strategy is used between a patient and their psychologist. There is a conflict to negotiate. As a service, the customer cannot always be right when guidance dictates the well-being of the patient supersedes profit. Psychologists have mortgages. The only reason the customer would always be right is to secure repeat business. Why? Patients are trained to be entitled customers. A psychologist that treats their patients like customers is more focused on repeat business than helping patients overcome trauma. This entitles the patient to customer service, not brutal honesty. That is not an environment, in my opinion, to overcome trauma; it's a friendship for hire. To avoid this dynamic, my strategy involves the following:
-I offer my services at no charge.
-Only one session (i.e., no repeat business).
-Customer/patient is not always right.
I can be aggressive...with my approach, knowing we only have an hour to resolve your issue before we part ways forever. My session will upset you with lingering effects. If that is off-putting, leave. If I feel like you are wasting my time, I will end the session prematurely. Why should you trust me? If you are not desperate enough to follow my instruction, I'm not interested in earning your trust. I'm not a Psychologist; I'm a Sardonic Poet. What is a Sardonic Poet? I document mental mechanisms that are shared across the human race, on my websites and in my books. I've seen, felt, and thought the worst the mind has to offer. Hell is in the head (biblically). I've learned to accept myself completely because rejecting the tiniest seed relinquishes that seed (I reject) to evil's control. Evil's influence of that seed grows deviant thoughts. Thoughts that shame you perpetually about subjects you cannot help to but think about. Thoughts that inspire us to commit crime. The only way out is to accept there is putrid Satanic evil in all of us. You have to embrace that because it belongs to you. People are ashamed to humble themselves, so I have developed a tool that helps patients introspect. It's called 'Concentric.' The idea of introspection is to humble yourself, by understanding that the deviant thoughts (you cannot help but think) belong to you.
I've used my user experience design know-how to introspect and overcome a great deal of trauma (i.e. Psychosis). I succeeded because I dared to know. When we work together, you will discover in all the ways you are delusional. Be prepared to overcome the worst version of yourself and accept who you are completely.
But wait, you ask...how can I afford a mortgage? Simple. I can't. I'm on disability leave. I'm forced to exercise my conscience publicly by sharing the insights I've accrued over the past seven years to achieve balance. What kind of insights? The kind of insights that only a seven-year journey into the dregs of humanity can give. Below is the mechanism of truth. I've isolated the mind's comprehension of truth in a way that is compatible with any faith. Truth is a complement to faith. Truth is not a faith unto itself. To illustrate my point, I'm going to use a political example because it's the best context I can give to help you understand how truth really works.
The foe is delusional, and you are aware of that. Neither side represents the truth best because they refuse the incentive to overcome their stubbornness and admit to their mistakes; choosing cowardice (over grace) by doubling down in a transparent attempt to reclaim "superiority." That is why hypocrites exist, because hypocrites are united (in blinding truth) through constant criticism, in order to maintain their superiority. You are truth blinded by criticism, and it's for your own good. Why?
Hypocrites that lack debating skills substitute their losses for cowardice, foregoing an opportunity to learn. Instead of taking criticism to heart, they blame their inferior performance (as the culprit) to preserve the sanctity of their faith, knowing that had a better debater risen to the challenge in their place, that criticism would have maintained their belief's superiority. You, the non-hypocrite, are the truth tainted by this criticism (for your own good), given that the alternative is vanity.
"Tyrants are your pawns, and you control them with your (unified) vote." --Sardonic Poet
It can be your tyrant, or the other party's tyrant. Riots are part of the electoral process. Those who have nothing to lose have everything to gain. If the primary tactic (to not getting your way) is to riot, it's the entitled that vote in tyrants through intimidation. Why? Voters are also patients who are also customers. Everything is rolled into one. The voter/patient/customer is always right...and riots are the scorpion tail of politics. Riots. If the customer is always right, they are entitled to threaten your government when they don't get their way. So government treats the slim majority of voters patients/customers as their main threat. The tyrant must appease the tyrants who support him.
* - I'm fed up because I'm not getting my way.
Voting doesn't work (in polarized societies) because nearly half the population lives at the expense of the resentment they brew (in others). That belongs to the sadder half. You cannot do the bidding of a leader you HAPPILY resent. Each party needs its own tyrant. Tyrants are your pawns, and you control them with your (unified) vote. The voter/patient/customer resents being dissatisfied; their tyrant is obligated to punish the sadder half's well-being and economy to satisfy the privileged (in power). The president treats the sadder half as a sea of incompatible tyrants (not citizens). Think about that...the president only serves the slim majority of the nation. Leaders serve voters/patients/customers...and in order to get repeat business, they cater with hypocrisy. Why? To unite the population through criticism. The truth is blind. If my truth is perceived as tyranny, the scope to criticize me cannot be ignored. Is that an environment to overcome trauma? No. Elections are tyranny for hire. A tyrant is not principled in telling their voters/patients/customers that they are wrong (when they are indeed wrong), because that does not secure repeat business.
Now it's time to talk about vanity. There is a breakdown of how criticism unites hypocrites to protect the truth from experiencing vanity below.
"Politics is the worship of criticism, competition, and civility. Politics is known for its ability to divide voters. Why? Division unifies us under criticism. Look at the diagram above. See the red circle? Without criticism, delusion and awareness would release their grip and let truth shine through onto reality. In this formation, truth is humble. Why does politics want truth to remain humble? It's a tool for regimes to audit their competition's behavior. A humble truth is a penitent teacher."
Truth represents the center-line of competition.
In this moment, truth has insight into itself without the "security" of criticism. Delusion and awareness are in transition. What does truth see when it looks into reality? Vanity. Vanity loves exploiting flaws; however, unlike delusion and awareness, truth has no flaw. Then how can truth be vain? Truth has no reflection, so you turn the tables on vanity. You're the one, for a change, who is drunk with delight stalking prey that can only retaliate with the sense they are not safe. The absence of flaw will not reflect opportunities for vanity to latch on like a parasite to its host, unlike the criticisms of delusion and awareness. Truth knows itself best when exercising sanity and conscience. That's how criticism keeps truth humble: it creates criticism only truth can overcome (unlike delusion and awareness). Truth is so powerful, it gives people brain damage (like me).
Evil is too lazy to be civil.
Humans are more remarkable than the truth (despite the truth being absolute), because we oppose it with emotion. --Sardonic Poet
Civility is the most difficult maneuver to orchestrate. Reality creates segregated beliefs (demonstrated by the vertical lines above). Now, delusion, truth and awareness have insight (thanks to reality) into themselves, rather than each other. Example: delusion only has insight into awareness. Because insight (into your foe) is typically used to harm (rather than help), so there is no constructive feedback, only schemes and insults. This situation breeds vanity. The purpose of civility at this point is reintroduce the dueling parties to (constructively) criticize and compliment each other. Why? Truth cannot be vain, because it will be hypnotized by reality. Then reality becomes truth...reality controls criticism; the very thing needed to make truth humble and penitent. We NEED civility. Now. That's hard to do because the situation our echo chambers enjoy are rewarding as they are vain. Remember Liberals and Conservatives, just because it feels good, vanity doesn't make it true. Neither side is truth. It's only counts as "your" truth fighting off criticism you should have had the courage to take to heart. Lest we forget, like these people have.
You are truth. Deal with it.
What's more impressive, a man that drinks 33 beers to get drunk, or a man that only needs one? The addiction to addiction entices us to enjoy what poor decision-making has to offer. Shame. Sins are the folly of life. Sin is a lesson (you are doomed to repeat) because bridges are meant to be burnt by arsonists. An addict is an arsonist surrounded by bridges. Sin is a lesson into addiction. Unfortunately for addicts, the failure to adapt with sobriety makes addicts addicted to addiction. You are truth being tainted by criticism (for your own good) given the alternative is vanity. The key to civility is to remember: one side believes thoughts are illegal and the other side believes thoughts are not illegal. Embrace (in real-time) whichever mentality ushers civility. You are truth being tainted by a stream of non-constructive criticism. Deal with it. Your conscience is the mechanism of truth. If your ideas cannot inspire civility, diagnose your sanity and your conscience.
When I realize I am saved, I will stop asking God for forgiveness.
I love any industry that is principled in telling the voter/patient/customer they're wrong (when they are indeed wrong). In part, user-centered design made me sick by forcing me to appease those who do not read instructions, who make ignorant assumptions yet complain about being confused. The irony is sickening. Their confusion comes not from me the designer/author/artist but from their inability to comprehend. I am a tyrant which is never wrong. I proved that here. When everyone is a tyrant, you war through constant criticism. When tyrants elect tyrants you get tyranny for hire. Where does that leave truth? It's in the hands of those who have the courage to avoid repeat business. I want two things in life: a purpose and someone to believe in me.
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Fill out the survey below. One incorrect answer disqualifies you.
1. Are you bipolar or mentally ill? Yes, No or I don't know?
2. Do you currently use pity as an emotional crutch? Yes or No?
3. Do you currently trust authority? (i.e., doctors, counselors, pastors). Yes or No?
4. Are you honest, yet afraid of honesty? Yes or No?
5. Do you like to skim over content and make ignorant assumptions? Yes or No?
No one can imagine not existing. The absence of consciousness provokes our lives with impending unknowns. To achieve and persevere is our desire to distract us from deviant thoughts. Thoughts that has us question our morality and the consequences…that project into the impending unknowns (while we are still conscious).
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