Posted by tom_traubert on November 28, 2004, at 16:13:16
In reply to Re: Meds for Obsessional Thoughts, posted by tom_traubert on November 28, 2004, at 15:45:38
Wanted to be more specific on one more thing. You wrote that for the things that make us happy you want to "prove that there just fabricated ideas and emotions that can be changed as quickly as they can be broken down and challenged." From my experience, with statements from my own thinking about the same topic, I know the one word in there that is the killer, the one that is driving you nuts, the word that has plagued me and fooled me: JUST. It is impossible for anything to be just one thing, to have just one motivation for action, to have just one feeling about anything. It is another search for absolute certainty.
One of the criticisms I would have is that with anything I enjoy doing, like reading, or listening to music, the OCD would come in and say that "youre just doing this because you want to fill your time, and you need to feel smart. you're just trying to make up for what the ocd has taken away. you don't like these things." and I'd believe it enought to limit myself from enjoying things. it would work me into arguing and defending myself and make me nuts.
The point of that word is to make everything pointless by locking it into a useless framework of logic but it's just not true.