Posted by dj on June 7, 2000, at 14:20:01
In reply to Re: To DJ with love, posted by Eric on February 27, 2000, at 11:18:17
> > My objections to his posts was that he worded them not in terms of himself and his needs and his experiences, but used words refering to people here and implied that we are all unenlightened, that our use of medication is wrong. Had he spoken only about his experience, which is what he knows, I would not have any objections.
> > The other thing I did not like about his post was its grandiose and condescending tone.
> Noa, Phillybob, accept the fact that DJ is against medication. He is going to have a very sad, rough life because of this. Let him go and dont bother with him. He is a lost cause. Perhaps ten years from now, after DJ has tried all the "natural" treatments and they all failed terribly and he has read all the self help books at the library, DJ might realize he was terribly wrong...
Just let them go and let them stay clinically depressed for their whole life. DJ is against psych drugs and when people are like that you >cant talk them out of it.
Sorry to dissapoint you, Eric but you got it wrong bud. Perhaps if you were to go back and carefully read my many posts you would have a clearer idea. And perhaps not...there are none so blind as those who will not see. I know you believe you understood what you think I wrote but you misinterpreted it, bud, just as did a few other folks who were in blind reaction to what they considered to be my grandiose tone.
My tone was a bit condescending at points, that's my nature and the way I learned to defend myself growing up in a very tough town where sometimes you had to cut bullies off at the knees verbally if you couldn't do it physically. And sometimes when I'm misinterpreted, misread and misquoted I get imapatient and annoyed. That's called being human and has nothing to do with all these pseudo-psychological/scientific diatribes/accusations/ungrounded assertions that you and some folks like to fling about.
I like to deal with reality, not fantasy and that's why I decided to put my focus on real, animate human beings who I can see and hear with my own eyes and ears instead of mediated conversations which are more likely to go off track as some of these did...
So thanks again for those who wished me well.You all may want to keep in mid a Scottish toast which goes: "As good as you are and as bad as I am, I'm as good as you are as bad as I am." There are nicer and nastier ones, I thought I'd settle for the middle way, which is usually my path. Though I also believe in everything in moderation, including moderation (and medication for that matter too...!!!)!!!