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Is it possible to know too much..?

knowing too much sending one into psyhcosis

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As regards your question “is it possible to know too much”, I think we all need to be wary of becoming arrogant.

thats not a answer…

any way i said knowing to much a over load of information sending one into psychosis, noting to do with being as u put it arrogant.

the lyrics in this song say we know to much

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Know too much about what? I felt like I had too much stress and my life was just something I couldnt face when I became schizophrenic. I felt like I was suffering too much and that why my mind snapped, I saw too much suffering in life and so it drove me insane. I think the diathesis-stress model of psychological disorders played out in my life. There were some schizophrenics in my family, and I was under too much stress and so my disposition towards developing schizophrenia was triggered. I was also smoking pot, but I didnt exactly smoke that much pot, my friends could afford more of it than I could. They still smoke pot and even do hallucinogens like LSD and only one of them has mentioned psychotic symptoms while he’s really high, and only when he’s really high.

Sorry pedro, I didn’t know what you were getting at.

My take on it was that I feel I personally have to keep check on myself, on the point of arrogance i.e. thinking I know better than others.
I suppose, having been through a
lot i.e. mental illness and problems it can leave one with a touch of arrogance…thinking I know it all…its just ive been pulled up on this by my parents ad friends.

i got the thought of making this thread from the song lyrics, i kind of like the lyrics, it says, it wasnt that i did not know enough i just knew too much.

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its ok Karl, i like to think people who have suffered psychosis, know a lot, im praising them

i understand how you feel , i get overloaded with information and it can take me on a downward spiral.
it feels like my brain is going to explode .
take care

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If i didnt have cognitive issues, i would know too much. I read a lot, i am interested in variety categories, i am eager to learn, BUT my brain just don’t copy what i read or hear, i am only good in reading short articles. I don’t know if this is my schizo or its my wondering mind that i can’t fully understand and remember stuffs.

yeah, i can read a book !, but on screen/laptop anything else if it isn’t a short article/comment i can not comprehend it, i lose track of the words !
take care

What does that say about guys like me who don’t know hardly anything and are still psychotic? :wink:

No - I don’t think it is possible to “know too much” - otherwise all these people getting their PHDs would have a higher rate of psychosis.

There is no known relationship between what you know and psychosis - the researchers tell me.

Whether it’s good for me or not I would like to know everything.

Here are the lyrics to the song - he asks the question “Does that make me crazy?” - its not a statement that it does make him crazy… Just one song writer’s effort at making a song, nothing more. (but it is a catchy song).

“Crazy”

I remember when, I remember, I remember when I lost my mind
There was something so pleasant about that place.
Even your emotions had an echo
In so much space

And when you’re out there
Without care,
Yeah, I was out of touch
But it wasn’t because I didn’t know enough
I just knew too much

Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Does that make me crazy?
Possibly [radio version]
probably [album version]

And I hope that you are having the time of your life
But think twice, that’s my only advice

Come on now, who do you, who do you, who do you, who do you think you are,
Ha ha ha bless your soul
You really think you’re in control

Well, I think you’re crazy
I think you’re crazy
I think you’re crazy
Just like me

My heroes had the heart to lose their lives out on a limb
And all I remember is thinking, I want to be like them
Ever since I was little, ever since I was little it looked like fun
And it’s no coincidence I’ve come
And I can die when I’m done

Maybe I’m crazy
Maybe you’re crazy
Maybe we’re crazy
Probably

Uh, uh

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”

H.P. Lovecraft - The Call of Cthulhu

I know that knowing to much takes the mystery and wonder out of life.
Think I prefer to be ignorant.

I don’t think it’s possible to know to much. The more we learn the more we realize how much more there is to learn. One of my chapters in the book I’m writing is called Intellect vs. Cognition or Madness vs. Genius. I question what is considered to be knowledge. My son’s quest for knowledge has to to with the afterlife so I guess if he decided to delve into this and not take his medications in order to do it then that may trigger psychosis. Book knowledge I don’t think could send you into psychosis.

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