On Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 4:52 AM, Share Long <sharelon...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Xeno, I love what you say here, especially the last two lines. Wish I
> could figure out some way to make this longer, just in gratitude for you
> and the ideas you often write (-:
> *From:* Xenophaneros Anartaxius <anartax...@yahoo.com>
> *To:* FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
> *Sent:* Saturday, July 20, 2013 3:02 PM
> *Subject:* [FairfieldLife] Re: A short history of the FFL Posting Limits,
> for Seraphita
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <authfriend@...> wrote:
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, doctordumbass@ <no_reply@> wrote:
> > >
> > > It seems like the people most interested in curing these npd
> > > and socio/psycho-paths are those who feel threatened by their
> > > behavior.
> > On this forum, it's become almost a tradition among
> > certain people here to diagnose FFL members they don't
> > like with personality disorders as a way of putting
> > them down. Or I should say "pretend to diagnose,"
> > because those who do it don't have a clue as to
> > whether such a diagnosis is accurate. In many cases
> > these faux mental health experts demonstrate an
> > amazing degree of ignorance of their targets' actual
> > personality traits as shown in their posts.
> > The whole thing is disgracefully inappropriate and
> > vicious, and those who indulge in it (Barry, Curtis,
> > Share, Xeno, and their toadies) should be ashamed of
> > themselves.
> > The "cure" idea, BTW, has nothing to do with
> > compassionate intent. It's just an extension of the
> > putdown.
> According to Ravi, I am a sociopath, or perhaps even a psychopath. Sorry,
> no empathy, no feelings of shame. 'Pretend to diagnose' is accurate. I do
> not know of anyone here who has the credentials to make a real diagnosis.
> It is just fun here, unless one is so deadly serious about life that the
> weight of the world is on the shoulders.
> Whether people with these states of mind can be changed or not is a
> legitimate question. The idea of 'cure' always suggests something abnormal
> that a proper treatment will somehow 'fix'. I prefer to think of human
> mental characteristics as being points on a Bell curve and each aspect is a
> property of nature, made by nature, but some of those points very far from
> the centre of the curve may have very strange properties for the individual
> that has that point, and that those with points closer to the midpoint will
> find that distant outlier intolerable.
> My thought is, if one is on FFL, then there has to be something very
> strange about one to begin with. We are all nut cases looking for heaven on
> a flat screen.