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Re: Re: Our Ancesters were willing to bootstrap Kalamatianos

Posted by Joslynn on January 8, 2004, at 14:18:15

In reply to Re: Re: Our Ancesters were willing to bootstrap, posted by Kalamatianos on January 8, 2004, at 13:59:20

You said: "In a previous post in this thread, the illusion of "helplessness" was stated, paraphrased as I get so far gone I "CAN'T" pick up a workbook."

I believe you were referring to me. I did not literally mean that when I was depressed I refused to even lift the cover of a workbook. In fact, I believe I tried, though is a bit of a blur now. But since I had been going weeks without eating or sleeping, and was feeling nauseous and crying with no provocation, the words swam in front of my eyes and I couldn't process the information. By the way, the illusion of helplessness is a classic symptom of depression. It is the disease talking, not a weakness in the person.

My point was that the physical aspects of depression can make it very difficult to do homework exercises and that first a person should try to stabilize themselves. Did I pull myself up by my bootstraps? YES, I have been depression-free for two and a half years and I had to do some very hard things to get to this place and maintain it.

I believe you are the poster previously known as Mind's Eye, or of a similar camp. I ask that you please do not reference my posts again, for the same reasons that I explained in my previous posts to Mind's Eye.

Thank you.


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