What If. . . I Were Sane?

Today, my wife sent me a very nice message. She said that she had been learning about Brian Wilson (of “The Beach Boys”). Apparently, he had been given a diagnosis of schizophrenia, but when he admitted that hearing voices was his only symptom, his diagnosis was changed.

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My wife suggested that, because my main symptom is also hearing voices, that I might also not be schizophrenic.

I had this moment. What would life be like? What if I could regard myself as normal, as fully functional? I felt my ego beginning to swell.

Reality settled in pretty quickly. According to the voices symptom, if they constitute a steady pattern, that connotes a psychosis. And, to be honest, for me, they do.

When I am alone, I sense voices in my mind continuously.

What a nice thing for my wife to say. It gave me hope.

For a strange moment, I peered through the veil, and saw myself as maybe being healthy.

Author: mystified13

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