Instead of saying “Are there benefits of SZ”…I say, are there benefits of suffering??? I met this guy in a book named GI Gurdjieff. And he talks about the benefits of suffering and awakening in the long term. He says most people are dead inside that you meet on the street. And he speaks highly of suffering and struggling. Is he right??? I think SZ is an awakening disease because the struggle it brings us. We think we are wrong, even if we are KINDA right. Because we are battered and bruised. And by becoming battered and bruised it forces us to look at things differently which causes us to correct our philosophies and actions. The more society beats you around, the more you learn from it maybe??? And you change your principles and philosophies and actions. In order to avoid the same things from being repeated? We are not insane!! Because insanity is repeating the same thing over and over expecting the same results. But we SZ’s are constantly changing more than the general public because we experience such abuse and we are sensitive…so we change a lot. And eventually we find the path of enlightenment and awakening thanks to our illness in some cases.
Maybe others experience similar, but they are not as sensitive as SZ’s so they don’t call for action and change as greatly as others. This is where our sensitivity could provide valuable for us. We are vulnerable to search for correct action and dignity.
I wish some of the older SZ’s could chime in on this. Like 50+ and up. Do you think SZ has built moral character fixing in you because your sensitivity has caused you to change your principles somewhat. I know I still have a long way ago. But less long way than I did 9 years ago before I came down with SZA!
And I don’t think SZ will fix, animal cruelty, oppression of women, discrimination against other races and religions. But I hope less and less of us are that way to start anyways!!! Maybe it can fix some of those things because we tend to meet a ton of diverse people through our journeys and it can teach acceptance through exposure. So maybe that can be helped too.