Thursday, February 19, 2004

Imagine going through a good part of your life with people
saying things that what you experience on a day to day basis
is symptomatic of schizophrenia, psychosis, etc. Imagine
the amazement at finding that some people take drugs to
experience what you've always felt, seen, heard, tasted, smelled.

Imagine having to formulate an argument as to why you should
not be given drugs to treat emotional problems out of fear of having *one thing* that is dulled for you. That these sensations
are a good part of what's kept you from diving in front of a train

Imagine trying to describe colors to a colorblind person.
How would you describe color to a sighted person? Taste, smell,
sounds to anybody out there?

How happy to find out that this has a name and that people
are studying it.

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