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Re: Started out as a short-term CBT patient

Posted by Racer on September 29, 2004, at 12:29:31

In reply to Re: Started out as a short-term CBT patient, posted by Daisym on September 29, 2004, at 10:19:28

Yeah, I think Daisy's right. I think that most of us here -- a self selected group of people who communicate through words, after all -- are most likely to present as pretty together at first. It's only once our defenses come down that we can expose our real issues.

Here's the topic for the next thread: "Is the unexamined life worth living?"

For me, the answer is -- for some people, I suppose it is. I am not one of those people, which is as much a part of me as the large breasts or the bad vision. It's just the way I'm made. On the other hand, even in my current state, I can present myself as being in pretty good shape if you meet me face to face. (Although, I suppose I'd look a bit on the thin side. Even that, though, isn't all that apparent, since I wear the same tops that I wore 70 pounds ago. They're baggy enough to hide what I look like, unless you're really looking.)

So, which would you rather be: someone who could do 12 sessions of CBT and go on with your life? Or someone with the strength and courage to spend 9 years working hard to work out the underlying issues and resolve them fully, so that they don't haunt you -- and don't come back?

Personally, I know which looks more admirable to me, but it's a personal perspective.




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