Have you ever thought about how you would live and what would you do and what kind of person would you be if you did not have a mental illness?
Ola i would be really great person if i dont had an illness…i am good at any sport…but my study were never satisfactory…i would have been sport personnel…cuZ i am the champ…sz ruined my life…i just look like poop now …so disgusting …!!!
I would be an accomplished scientist, professor or engineer, I would probably have a wife and little kids by now, I would do some sports as a hobby and also I would try my hand at creative writing (mostly fiction).
That’s not to say that schizophrenia has made all of the above impossible, but for now they seem really hard to accomplish. I am working hard to get better and we’ll see how it goes…
I would probably be married by now with a good social life.
Remember weird ocd behavior in grade 1 of school. I was always a little different but socially ok and smart as a whip.
It’s a part of my being. I didn’t get diagnosed till I was 29 and lived a life till then. It was always a little different so for me this is a redundant question!
Social Worker with stress, married and a father with 2.4. A second home in Scotland where I would go to visit the art galleries and take walks in the highlands. It could all have been so different.
Zeno rocks…sup zeno what are u up to …???
Hello @ola .
I believe without schizophrenia I would be able to work, and live independently.
I was never fully healthy, but in the prodromal stage my situation cognition wise was relatively better than now,
though in certain aspects I have developed after the prodromal stage.
It is very difficult to say for sure what I would do if I were healthy,
because I told you in fact I was never healthy.
Maybe I would do a PhD in mathematics.
I’ve often wondered where I would be if I could just relax around people. As it is now I avoid people because I feel so uncomfortable around them.
I might be married too supposing I wasn’t poisoned.
Kill sz …sz should die…■■■■■■■ sz…i hate sz…
Hey, I understand everyone so much, like you i do not remember me normal or join in groups, always strange and remote, if I imagine myself without sz, I must have been after collegh today, an active artist, traveling the world and doing exhibitions, working on projects … … Meanwhile I’m just trying to survive it
I identify with you very much, I asked that before, if we were ordinary children, most of us did not. The rift is deep in the roots, sometimes I’m glad I have it, never boring, always something happens, but sometimes it hurts and frightens, and it interferes with me functioning
I’m not really sure what I’d be without bp and sz, it’s clouded so much of my life. One thing for sure is id be more functional and would probably still be working. But if the question is would I be happier, I’m not sure
Would it be better to wonder what you could be WITH your mental illness? I personally strongly believe that it is really possible to have a great life and career with a mental illness. Of course you will need to be successfully treated with medication and to work harder than “normal” persons, but I don’t see that impossible at all! What do you think?
I would probably still have close friends if I wasn’t schizoaffective. My marriage would’ve been a lot healthier in the beginning if I weren’t SzA. That’s because I used to fight almost every day with my husband about my delusions.
Now that I’m medicated, we rarely fight anymore. I ruined so many memories and special events, though. I wish I was always healthy so that that never happened. I wish I could go back and fix all the memories that I ruined due to SzA delusions.
Don’t worry about ruined memories, girl. You are only 24. The best is yet to come !!
i would be spiritually worse
now i am better spirtually
i would achieve all my dreams without daily torture weakly new torture monthly new ideas of torture
voices that torture
i would be eg. great scientist or something better
Like Erez I would maybe be doing a PhD in maths.
It is difficult to imagine what life would have been like without ever having symptoms