I guess for most of my 37 years with schizophrenia I’ve been around high-functioning mentally ill people.
And I’ve been high functioning. I’ve been around low-functioning in hospitals and maybe one or two group homes. But never like I’m at now. I now live in a big city near downtown. I don’t go around insulting people on these forums or in real life. But now I’m with seriously ill people.
I live in a complex for mentally ill people with no staff and no supervision. Literally every day I have my fellow tenants and neighbors raving, yelling, angry, speaking in gibberish. I have to admit I like a little drama occasionally, but not non-stop. It’s not that I don’t like them. People here are polite and friendly even if they turn on you on a dime. I’m being cautious. Discretion is the better part of valor. I want to live a long, long time and I pride myself on the fact that in 37 years I have not laid a hand on anybody.
My sole slip was when some guy spit on me when I was 19 and I through a cereal bowl at his face (and missed). I get a little angry at strangers sometimes but nothing serious. My sisters tell me, “Leave people alone”. And for the most part I do. But leaving people alone and just frying to get along is an open invitation to be picked on. I am sorry to get negative for a moment especially since most people are nice to me especially on these forums which I appreciate. Ah well, tomorrow. A new day, and probably good weather. Work and a dentist appointment. School starts tomorrow and I’m looking forward to it.
Nice Story ,
What if you are able to insult & Brag at tha Same T(Y)me (???) ,
Would that make Someone a Hero of Sorts (???)
I don’t mean to seem rude, why do you type the way that you type? just out of curiosity! I’m Y
It’s a Sort of a Computer Forum Evolution Of Sorts … ,
e(Y)e Never Really Paid Much Existence With Partaking Within tha Conversations That Went On With Old Forums … ,
But e(Y)e Fell In Love With a Gurl and Started To Try and Be More Interesting … ,
No One Asked At First , it Jus Was How e(Y)e Was … ,
No One Seemed to Care About it , So e(Y)e , Jus Continued to Fynde Better Ways to Communicate … ,
Honestly e(Y)e Thot it Would Be Easier to Read and Possibly Be Helpful to Understand Problematic Issues Better … ,
When e(Y)e Got Here it Seemed to Offend Some Peoples … ,
Their Problem Naught Myne … ,
It’s Who e(Y)e am Kinda … ,
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Do you!! it doesn’t bother me at all, thanks for satisfying my curiosity
must have been a boring cereal.
@77nick77 Could you look into moving to another board and care home?
I could do that @Moonbeam. I could look into it. I complain that there’s no staff here but, in a way, that’s a good thing.
This place is independent living. I can come and go as I please and that makes it attractive to me.
@77nick77 Do you still get meals at the new room and board?
Yes, they bring them from the place I lived in down the street.
Well, once I thought I was being helpful by spelling everything phonetically until I realized I had messed up my own reading skills because English is read by word recognition having nothing to do with spelling.