Ego death?

is turning schizophrenic or schizoaffective kind of like an ego death ?

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Depending on the individual it could be a distruption in ego health I believe

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I’m sure it is. I used to be proud I guess. Proud of my job my money :moneybag: my intelligence

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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).

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It has been for me…a main reason why I don’t talk to people.

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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.

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That’s why i say that sometimes schizophrenia is a shortcut to enlightenment

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Om,

“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 :persevere:

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