Does it help your sanity to be able to read?
My main voice has been trying to get me to quit reading for 25 years and I thought maybe he was right. He says I’d be too smart. Like I wouldn’t be able to enjoy things anymore or I’d be a cosmic monster.
My mind does feel like it has expanded too much and I have other things to put my energy into.
I like to read off my tablet before I fall asleep. Currently nearing the end of Moving Mars by Greg Bear.
For sure it helps with your sanity. The brain needs constant stimulus in order to keep working. Besides, in order to read, one must be able to see. I apreciate that as well.
I like reading forums and social media and articles. I like reading books but I dont. I should read more books.
Yeah, without my sanity I can’t process properly.
I read reddit a lot. I don’t like books. Listening to someone describe a field for three pages in high school turned me off reading forever. I was always looked down upon for my view on books when I was studying English at the university, but screw them, I was studying it as a predecessor for law school. Then sza happened.
The only books I read for fun in my teen/young adult years were books set in the Forgotten Realms, written by R.A. Salvatore. I also liked Stephen King, and Goosebumps when I was even younger.
I haven’t actually read a book since Surviving Schizophrenia a few years ago.
I read parts of SURVIVING SCHIZOPHRENIA but was bored because I know it so well. I did find some useful info: I don’t have schizophrenia, I have schizo affective, because I can think abstractly and don’t have word problems.
I have schizoaffective as well. No flat affect. I liked Surviving Schizophrenia’s chapters that listed popular books and movies with good points about the disorder, but I kind of felt like it would be more beneficial for family members who don’t know much about the disorder. I’d already researched it to death by the time I got my hands on the book so I also found it a bit dull.
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