frrostedman wrote:As much as I respect mael's intellect and humor... after I read what he said I could not help but feel like there is a psychosis at work there. Maybe I'm wrong, I'll admit the possiblity being an agnostic on the subject, but... knowing what I know about mael and knowing what I know about anyone who has ever professed psychic ability to me... I make certain educated guesses.
I'm definitely weird. Since I was young I have always been 'different.' I never joined 'gangs' or anything like that - it was always independance for me. I was precisely top of the class in the things I liked and I hated sports because I didn't like the contact... I mean I loved physical contact, but not that kind where you can get hurt or hurt someone else. So I scored the lowest possible marks in games/sports, but I was #2 out of my year consisting of around 350 boys in terms of fitness (running/jumping/pull-ups/push-ups etc) - and I didn't even try hard.
Maybe it was since I saw my first ghost when I was around 5 which set me up for a life of being different? No one around me saw them and I don't think they believed me. But I "know" there is something else.
And I've been away from my home country for over half my life and I hardly ever speak my native tongue. Much of my late teens and early twenties was spent alone traversing continents - sometimes settling down with some chick, but mostly on the road and sleeping under trees - I'd drape a blanket over the bike and warm the engine up and sleep under it if it was really cold.
I've had loads of 'crisis' - and at one point someone who seemed qualified said I was 'sociopathic,' That stung! And I'm not really sure whether this is an entirely bad thing or just another type of character amongst the throng. maybe the person who said I was a sociopath was someone I didn't like, that's all? - At least I'm sociopathic insomuch as I have never taken to socialising for the sake of it.
And I'm trying to think of the word .............. it's not schizophrenic - it's schizotypal. Being schizotypal is a 'borderline' mental disorder. Loads of artists, inventors, musicians, scientists and similar oddballs are also schizotypal.
And I know my wife is made of something really tough because she can put up with me.
Psychosis? I dunno. But I'm harmless, I think.