I have to say that people who are mentally ill and sane people can have a lot in common.
I haven’t mentioned the disjointed nature of modernity recently here in this blog– things have gotten a bit more personal, and we’ve had some guest writers, as well.
The notion had been suggested that the pace of modern life is brutal enough that there are many who struggle to cope– be they mentally healthy or not.
From a more subjective point of view– a friend, who is, as far as I know, mentally sound, told me how his life was, once.
He said, roughly, “Oftentimes a dream, occasionally a nightmare.”
I can definitely identify with his description. With all of the technology and conveniences of life today, we can exist in dreamlike states much of the time, feeling relatively comfortable, things being as they should be.
It’s just that, now and then, things suddenly plunge and get worse, particularly for short periods of time.
It’s the same for me– though I am schizophrenic, life has that same general rhythm.
I am guessing that my friend and I are not alone.