Hello hello & hello
My observation is a non-technical. At one time, I thought I’d like to
add-value as a therapist – Over the last couple of months I had my
own personal and inter-personal meltdown. My comment is for the 10%
to 15% of folk out there who see ‘less supportive’ comments and . . .
You know WHAT? ‘Pain’ isn’t relative and it isn’t objective. To be
honest, “it just hurts”, or worse people will tell you it “sucks a
My daughter called me to task, she has had her own load of stuff. She
used to resist her counsellor sessions when she was a high-school
musician. Now she’s doing much better and she said to me, “just talk
about it” – With someone [professional] dad, it helps. Even with my
background into psychology and behaviour, etc. – I baulked.
I remembered an Enigma line, popular among the Nilists and Goths from
my earlier days: “You have to be week to be strong …” (You might
read Emo in 2009).
I dunno if you have Life-Line in your corner of the 24 x 7
interworld. There’s always a public good group out there ready to
L.I.S.T.E.N and //respond//. When the statistical some of you have
troubles in the future == Make a phone call.
I put some resource links below from Oz. I sometimes wonder if a
1800- type IM line would be useful to the Gen-Y & Gen-X cadre?
Comments would be interesting. Not on here, comp.lang.Ruby (I think).
Why did I comment? Apart from my recent experiences/history … A
couple of good friends of mine used to work a national park rangers.
It was not uncommon to see abandon cars atop the cliffs of natural
beauty spots and gory evidence at the base.
Anxiety and depression are for the “strong” people who say, things
like (quote) <<… not “internet celebrity gossip board.” >>
We’ve had a prolonged drought here; bush fires; floods; and now a
global-financial-crisis. Stress is real. The effects are real.
‘Superman’ [Neitzsche] is a work of art.
Well anyway, may be one person will see this and call someone, find
help or support a friend. I did. I felt better for 5 of the days
between my weekly sessions.
OK, … I’m going now – One thing I see is that comp.lang.* is
usually populated by /intellectual types/ who ‘think’ things in their
head, philosophise, etc.
That ‘response’ is inappropriate for ‘this emotional stuff’ – It is
like chewing and eating air. Oh! But you fart a lot!!!
Good luck folks!
. . . Will
On Aug 25, 6:36 pm, [email protected] (Pascal J. Bourguignon)