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After being diagnosed 3 times

Postby easiersaidthandone » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:13 pm

...and being passed around by psychiatrists, I'm done with it.

I am satisfied with what I know about myself, for now. It doesn't matter anymore, because it's not practical to me. I am no longer trying to stand out, quite the opposite in fact. I've shifted to wanting to be seen as more normal by others. I think I have done a good job of shedding a lot of unneeded narcissism.

You see, I'm not interested in being a loser or fitting neatly into the quack's labels. But If I hadn't gone through months of this and did the stupid things I did, I wouldn't have learned this. There are still many more mistakes I'm sure I will make.

I know I will probably not change much as a person and personally I don't want to. But what I don't want is to be a loser. In my life people have always said I am a waste of potential. In my head, I wasn't interested in fulfilling this potential, I am just doing what I enjoy.

But now I no longer enjoy what I used to enjoy. I want something more. I want to achieve something worthwhile, a challenge. I have some vague aspirations that I'm putting to work. Let's put this head of mine to work ;)

I'm glad this forum has shifted more towards self-improvement lately, it couldn't have come at a better time for me.

I wish you all mad success.
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Re: After being diagnosed 3 times

Postby Manners73 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:50 am

I was written off when I was a kid as well. In fact they told me I'd be dead by the time I was 20 because of my lifestyle. I'm 46 this year and I'm doing ok.

I always say that if I can turn it around then anyone can.

I was in a meating the other day and my boss quoted some sales guru "be obsessed or be average". It really hit home with me because I am an obsessive.

Find what you're good at and get stuck in.
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Re: After being diagnosed 3 times

Postby justonemoreperson » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:08 am

easiersaidthandone wrote:
I'm glad this forum has shifted more towards self-improvement lately, it couldn't have come at a better time for me.


I've also seen this place as that. If not, it's just a social network for asocial mental patients.
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Re: After being diagnosed 3 times

Postby vcrpamphlet » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:05 am

Draught-horsing aside, it’s 5% one, 95% the other, and always will be.
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