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Jett Superior laid this on you on || November 16, 2000 || 3:09 pm

What’s funny to me is the fact of certain people being marked as “SHITHOUSE-RAT-CRAZY” by society. I am floored constantly by the strength it takes to live daily in a world that refuses to truly assist, much less understand, those who were gifted with a brain chemical mix that registers as ‘abnormal’ or ‘off-balance’. Who are we to judge when the genetic cocktail goes a bit awry by ”NORMAL” standards? Would you judge someone born blonde as faulty? What about someone with a propensity for no hair? What about freckles, huh?

Fuck “NORMAL”. I think “NORMAL” is innately BORING.

The following are excerpts from email that I received in the last couple of days. Peruse on, gentle reader:

“Thank you for the compliment, but I don’t think I’ve done anything extraordinary. I view mental illness as I would any other disease. I think if more people did that there wouldn’t be such a stigma attached to it. I can’t help the serotonin levels in my brain any more than I could help a cancer growing inside me. People hear anything with the word MENTAL in it and they think you’re crazy. I think that even WITHOUT my medication I’m a lot saner than most people. Besides, lots of the greatest, most talent people ever have had mental illness. Van Gogh, Winston Churchill, Shakespeare etc… You have 3 younguns right? I don’t want to have any kids. I like other people’s kids and I think Mothers are the most underrated people in the world, but still, none for me. Sometimes I think I inherited every illness gene from both sides of my family. Don’t need to pass that on!”

“anyway, thanks for the inspiring lack of sentiment. i have a sick feeling that i’m going to be getting a lot of the heavy sentiment here in the next few days and it makes me queasy. i don’t want the pep-talk as a reward for making my bitching public…i just want the fame and heaps of non-taxable income.”

These people make me question the fact that they are mentally ill. Frankly, I think that they are fine and the rest of you schmucks are all fucked up. Shit, at least they are interesting to talk to.

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