My therapist tells me I am beyond my years in wisdom and so wise every single time I see her. She says I am wise in thought…and wise in action. But I don’t feel wise because I’m 70 years less wise than if I live almost to 100. I also think much of my wisdom has been derived from this board and my struggles with sz and we all are wise on this board. Are we wise??? It’s unwise to say you are wise supposedly. But as a whole are szs on szcom especially wise?? I think people like @rogueone and @77nick77 are wise. Nick a more passive “go with the flow” wisdom while r1 a more insightful “I kinda sorta sought this because I love it!” wisdom. But both are wise nonetheless. Different types of wisdom but more wise than me certainly since older.
I told my friend my therapist always calls me wise and he actually said “you are!!!”
Are we wise?
I believe everyone is a teacher and a student.
We are all self aware enough to know we have a problem,
And are seeking the support of a community.
So that’s pretty wise and introspective, right?
I think we definitely have an insider knowledge that most folks would see only as a passing curiosity. I’d like to think I’m wise but there are folks on here who are genuinely wise such as our two fellow sufferers you mentioned.
I read philosophy but I learn more by interacting with you kind folks. It’s that birds of a feather flocking thing.
It is part of the schizo mentality, we are wise and they are delusional
I’ve been told by many people I am smart before and after diagnosis. I think people should just look at themselves if they want to have my level of knowledge.
Every answer i find brings about atleast 5 more questions. I do not find myself wise yet… maybe when im old and gray i can count myself among the wise… for now i will be happy being hard to trick…
My illness started when i tried to introspect and be more self aware. In a way we are wise that we know our limitations and build our life based on it. Some would look at us like self content and happy within for what we have.
In my experience, schizophrenia makes old souls out of people. We tend to go through a lot and coming out the other side teaches you some things. It’s survival and we learn. Well most of us anyways!
As a sadder but wiser girl, I tend to forget it. I think szs experience a lilting type of happiness that is not always responsible or capable.
Only when my wife is not around. (cough!)
Only the wise who can hurt others intentionally, belive gossip, harass someone to within an inch of yheir life over what ever reason is unknown to them. Wise are the people who survive by bteaking others amd leading savage witchhunts into the night. Its very easy to single out one person to live a life so awful you coulnt even dream it up.
Christ, if I would have had one of these beautiful young teachers in high school who sleeps with their students I would probably be either CEO of Hewlett-Packard by now, Speaker of the House in Washington DC or the worlds most successful porn star