So we suffer, some of us not so silently.
We self-medicate, I need a couple cocktails in the evening. I have a friend who likes “reefer” (it does nothing for me.)
We (you all out there) also use sex as a drug (some of you anyway) to lose yourself in for awhile. Sometimes 10 or 15 minutes, in my case an hour and a half… 🙂 but it helps for awhile anyway. And the planning, arranging when to meet, where, etc. takes some time away from our collective misery.
Now I’m sure many if not most of you out there have heard the usual BS from your mental health professionals. They are Johnny One-note. One size fits all. They are monolithic in their dogged adherence to the belief that drugs, alcohol and sex are what caused your problems, your mental illness, your messy divorce, your suicide attempts. It certainly happens that drugs, alcohol and sex can wreck people’s lives, but I think every case is different. If someone started drinking AFTER his ***** ex-wife cut him off from his children, well then it’s hard to blame the alcohol for that.
Your doctor, or psychologist mindlessly lectures you to refrain from these vices… and just why? So you go sit dutifully legally medicated in your crummy little apartment suffering out of sight in your own little private hell.
I, personally, want to have a Long-Island Ice tea right after having a good fuck session with a good friend! I don’t drive drunk, ever, I’m never featured on an episode of cops shirtless in fight with my ex, I take care that I don’t have syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes, AIDS or the like. But if worse comes to worse at least I was happy a little while.
Sure there are risks involved with all these vices, but what are we living for? Is this your life or the mental health worker’s? You should stay home taking your meds, like the workers in Nineteen Eighty-Four. or Metropolis.
Apropos of nothing here is a picture of me and my best pal Tim
They are dealing with people as herding animals. That’s also why they believe, or at least they say that every suicidal thought is an outgrowth of mental illness. Breaking news– sstop the presses! Other people’s opinions or choices do not constitute mental illness just because they don’t jive with your world view, Mr. Mental Health worker, Mr. politician, Ms. pre-maturely graying social worker.
If you discovered one day that life sucked, that people are horrible, that your father was a molester, whatever, who wouldn’t be depressed? I think that a lot of the people on this site, many, most are better, more humane and caring than 98% of the people walking around who never contemplated suicide.
What do you think people? I’ll be done and see what you think.
(You may noticed that I left out cocaine and heroin from my short list, that’s because I think they are examples of the cure being worse than the disease.)