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Re: nothing helps

Posted by morganator on April 26, 2010, at 21:23:24

In reply to Re: nothing helps morganator, posted by SLS on April 26, 2010, at 6:33:25

Hey Scott I was thinking about the question about evolution. I really don't think evolution prepared us for the kind of stress, trauma, or neglect that contribute to mental illness. I actually think it may be the case that evolution set us up to be treated quite delicately. To make it clear, I speak mostly of emotional stress and trauma, and physical, when it comes from the parents(this has more of an emotional impact than any bumps and bruises).

Man I'm having a hard time articulating the rest of what I want to say. I'll try to make it make sense and keep it simple. In our primitive years, I think moms stayed very close to their children. Of course, the fathers were out hunting and gathering so they did not play the same role as the mothers. Children probably had more stability in many ways than many children in our more civilized years. I think as we developed into more modern man, things began to get more complicated. Basically, what I'm getting at is I think we have primal needs that have remained with us since our primitive years and we are genetically wired for these needs. I do not think we ever really adjusted or adapted to the ways much of the population of modern man began to deviate. Again, I'm racking my hurting brain trying to articulate myself well. To be honest, I really hope we don't ever evolve to be impervious to emotional stress and neglect. Our super sensitive psyche is what makes us so wonderfully human.

Morgan


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