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Mental illness is not the same as being insane although one could probably make the argument that insanity is a mental illness. There is a very broad range of mental illnesses just like there is a broad range of physical illnesses. We don't just lump the clap in with freaking cancer so why would you want to lump all mental illnesses with insanity. Here's a theory that's a whole heck of a lot more fun. If the majority of people became insane then would all of the sane people be labeled as insane? As we all know the majority rules on issues like these.

I really hate generalizing with mental illness. As someone who suffers mental illnesses I do not consider myself insane. I know right from wrong. I have a lot of empathy and I'm caring and kind......until someone pisses me off but that's besides the point because I'm also quick to forgive and quick to give second and third and tenth chances. I'm also very non-violent. I don't believe people should put their hands on others unless it's to defend themselves or others. I CAN and SHOULD BE held accountable for my actions because I understand what I'm doing and know right from wrong. Even on my darkest days I'm still in control. I also wish I was the ONLY person in the world who had to suffer depression or any mental illness period. I'd gladly deal with this crap all on my own if it would keep others from ever having to feel the way I do at times.

Fu@#%^& insanity! My ass! If one looks hard enough one could make an argument for anyone being insane. I personally find the rituals people perform in the name of religion a form of mental illness. The fact that people eat themselves into blobs could be considered insanity or the way trophy hunters kill animals for a trophy. When humands do it to each other we're called serial killers but when we do it to other life forms we're called hunters. Insanity! Or how about people voting for a megalomaniac? People buying crap from Walmart. It's all insane I tell you. No, not insane. Everyone's different and we all have our issues to deal with. Some people eat, some people do drugs and while pushed to an extreme I think we could definitely label some of these people as mentally ill we just can't throw the label of insane on them. It does not fit the legal definition of insanity. Our opinions do not necessarily make a truth.
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iridi wrote:

Insanity is not a synonym for mental illness. It's a legal term to refer to when someone is incapable of being held accountable for their actions because of their mental state. It's also derogatory to call someone with a mental illness insane.

As someone mentally ill, I'll tell you now: there are some disorders that could just be considered part of normal human life if society were better prepared to handle them, but the vast majority shouldn't. Things get classified as disorders because they're harmful. Feeling like your ears are bleeding because of music over the loud speakers in a restaurant, or feeling completely disconnected from your body, or having a burning desire to take a blade to your skin... those things are awful and it sucks balls to deal with. It's not simple neurodiversity when your mind turns against you.


Well said.
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i would give my opinion but it wouldnt matter because im mentally insane so according to the world im incapable of thinking on my own, reply and ill snap and shoot ya jk not jk sorry not sorry love you
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I'm a sadist. I get my fix from anime and from having people call me names (Which doesn't affect me...).
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Most of what I was going to say have been nicely said. I have some issues with anxiety and depression, but these count as disorders and not insanity. Should I recommend a book? Well, I'll do that:

https://libcom.org/files/Michel%20Foucault%20-%20Madness%20and%20Civilization.pdf

Go, it is free. Besides it is Foucault. If you prefer to read on brochure instead of a screen:

https://www.amazon.com/Madness-Civilization-History-Insanity-Reason/dp/067972110X

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Only if you dismember people.
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Only a little bit of insanity is good.

Just a little bit.

That way; at least we can say we understand our actions without having such unrealistic motives. The only one considered insane is the one who shows weakness. Real madness requires skill, and purpose.

Insanity has shown weakness. which is why we learn from it. *Flicks nose*
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Should mental illness be considered as such? Or should it be consider part of a vast spectrum of neurodiversity?


Isn't the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results?

In that way it's bad
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jtjumper wrote:

Should mental illness be considered as such? Or should it be consider part of a vast spectrum of neurodiversity?


Isn't the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results?

In that way it's bad


Should mental illness be considered as such? Or should it be consider part of a vast spectrum of neurodiversity?
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jtjumper wrote:


nanikore2 wrote:


jtjumper wrote:

Should mental illness be considered as such? Or should it be consider part of a vast spectrum of neurodiversity?


Isn't the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results?

In that way it's bad


Should mental illness be considered as such? Or should it be consider part of a vast spectrum of neurodiversity?


Something is "bad" if it gets in the way of living a normal life (i.e. being able to function reasonably well in society)

If a person doesn't need to do that then it doesn't matter
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Define "insane." If by "insane" we're referring to people whose mental state is so far gone that they're just as likely to kill and eat people's faces while smiling dumbly as they are to say "hello," then I most certainly believe "insanity" should be considered negative.
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Something is "bad" if it gets in the way of living a normal life (i.e. being able to function reasonably well in society)

If a person doesn't need to do that then it doesn't matter


Mostly agree with that
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Blackbutler3000 wrote:

Well nobody is sane so..


speak for yourself. im completely sane
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Sogno- wrote:


Blackbutler3000 wrote:

Well nobody is sane so..


speak for yourself. im completely sane


Nobody is sane, doll. The definition of sane is to have a clear mind. Do you? Because last time I checked we all had our own problems, and things going on. We are all not sane. So I won't speak for myself only.
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we all a little crazy

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