is turning schizophrenic or schizoaffective kind of like an ego death ?
Depending on the individual it could be a distruption in ego health I believe
I’m sure it is. I used to be proud I guess. Proud of my job my money my intelligence
I’ve felt this way in psychosis, I lost all sense of myself, my being was gone, I couldn’t even recognize my own face in the mirror.
I was truly lost to myself
What work did you practice?
I was a customer service consultant for the phone company (landline).
It has been for me…a main reason why I don’t talk to people.
I believe the ego is greatly diminished or lost in schizophrenia, in some cases. I wrote about this a few months ago, trying to define ego in the post. I don’t know if this knowledge helps us any.
That’s why i say that sometimes schizophrenia is a shortcut to enlightenment
“Enlightenment” is an unusual belief. Possibly even religious. Better stay grounded in our current scientific reality. At any rate, praising schizophrenia despite knowing how much damage and suffering it brings sounds a bit sadistic to me
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