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Old 09-18-2012, 07:47 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Hence, why religion still exists
And look, an attack on religion, too!

Ever hear of Appeal to Ridicule? I sure do love fallacies.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Australia
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The quickest way to become an idiot is to argue with one.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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The quickest way to become an idiot is to argue with one.
Sage wisdom right there.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:58 PM
 
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My girlfriend's husband was diagnosed with bi-polar a few years after they married. She spent five years trying to help him get it together, but he couldn't. He refused to take his meds, he would not work, and he threatened harm frequently (to himself and those around him). For her sanity and their kids she had him move back in with his parents (late 30s) and they divorced. Very sad. She was heart broken.
She did try and that is more than some others would do. The problem is that you cannot help someone who does not want to be helped. My husbands son is bipolar and when he felt good he quit taking his medication which always proved to make him worse than he was before. After many years of trying to convince him he had to take his medication daily he finally figured it out on his own. He has been taking his medication daily and seeks his physician's opinion if a problem arises and an adjustment may need to be made. He has been doing very well the last 5 years and we are truly blessed to have him and grateful he chose to acknowledge he needs his medication every day not just when he does not feel good.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:01 PM
 
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She did try and that is more than some others would do. The problem is that you cannot help someone who does not want to be helped. My husbands son is bipolar and when he felt good he quit taking his medication which always proved to make him worse than he was before. After many years of trying to convince him he had to take his medication daily he finally figured it out on his own. He has been taking his medication daily and seeks his physician's opinion if a problem arises and an adjustment may need to be made. He has been doing very well the last 5 years and we are truly blessed to have him and grateful he chose to acknowledge he needs his medication every day not just when he does not feel good.
Exactly. It's manageable, but the person has to manage it. And that's how it is with a lot of diseases.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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Good thing everybody doesn't feel that way or else a lot of people would be up the proverbial creek. Eh? I guess, for me, it depends on the level of the problem. I think most people suffer from some level of mentail illness at some point(s) in life. (Just as with physical illness.)
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:40 PM
 
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I have mental health issues and couldn't care less what men think about them,
Well that explains a lot.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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Nobody is perfect. I would choose a person who had a mental disorder they were actively treating and open about over a person who thought anyone with a mental illness was a leper that you should run away from.

Perhaps this is because I have a disorder (not mental, though) and have had some extremely nasty things said about me. Empathy seems to be lost in our society.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:02 PM
 
Location: SF CA, USA
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Crazy is a very old and blanket term that doesn't really mean anything. Depression, which I have, is very different from social phobia, which is in turn different from schizophrenia, and psychosis, and a whole host of various disorders.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:47 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Well that explains a lot.

I'm sure it does. You're the type of man I would've avoided as well and that explains a lot too. you're just like the rest, think you are better then some of these women and in reality you're no damn good anyways.
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