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Re: ...our spaceship for discovery... sunny10

Posted by Gabbix2 on December 5, 2004, at 14:28:25

In reply to Re: ...our spaceship for discovery..., posted by sunny10 on December 5, 2004, at 13:42:41

> Curiosity depends on an open mind. Rod's points are indeed lucrative because as long as you can "practice" curiosity, you do not have time for narrow-minded griping, a major depressive episode, etc.
>
> Those other things depend on a closed mind. Discussion, and mainly contradictions, are what open the mind and provoke more curiosity.
>
> I am surprised, gardenergirl, that you doubted Rod especially on the point of major depression. If you are not in remission, but in the crux of major depression, your brain no longer sees other options as valid and rejects them out of hand. That is the epitome of a closed mind- curiosity and major depression CANNOT coexist in a closed mind.
>

It's not black and white. And the experiences of people with major depression have certainly proven the opposite of what you've just said. How do you think people have created during their depressions? Why do you think people look for ways to get better during their depressions?
It requires thinking, and thinking requires curiousity.
Generalizations don't get you very far, and the truth generally lies somewhere in the middle.
Major depression is a label for a cluster of symptoms, the symptoms are never identical and people don't adapt their depression to fit them. No one has time for depression, just as no one has time for cancer. To insinuate that one can will it away by gossiping less and becoming even more curious is reductive and not something that would be accepted about any other illness. It's not a character flaw.


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