Diagnosing Everyone

There are those of us who are in the mental health arenas, either professionally or as laypeople, who have varying degrees of knowledge of a variety of mental health disorders. Once you have access to this kind of information, you can fall into the trap of diagnosing everyone you meet or know as having a particular mental disease or disorder.

Some of these people are doctors, therapists, coaches, patients and/or curious bystanders.

It’s easy, once you get access to a certain amount of information, to consider yourself an expert, as you start to diagnose everyone you come across as having a problem.

In some cases, learning about certain mental disorders can be very valuable, such as dealing with someone you know personally, maybe intimately, who may (or may not) suffer from a mental disorder or disease.

Having a good understanding about how someone might react in certain circumstances can help you understand and deal with them when the face challenges or tend to react in ways that don’t seem normal to you.

This can be very helpful in helping you to determine if someone is “safe” to be around or have access to intimate details of your life, especially if they can have a negative effect on your life. You have every right to determine who has access to and influence in the life that you live.

Early detection of certain personality types, and of people who may be toxic, abusive, or potentially dangerous, is hugely advantageous.

Even so, diagnosing everyone is an unhealthy approach to building community and it keeps people separated by categorizing traits, which may not be signs of a mental disease or disorder at all.

This fits perfectly into the judge matrix.

The judge matrix keeps us separated from our peers because we can quickly determine what we do not like or approve of in someone else as we categorize those around us, placing individuals in a box of likeminded folks.

Doctors, therapists, counselors, and professionals in all trades do this; it is a widely accepted (and promoted) practice, but it not a high-vibration activity.

Admittedly, it may be an effective way to manage and filter through a wide variety of people and may enhance your ability to focus and save countless hours of discovery and therapy, it is unjust, and not conducive to promoting individuality, freedom, peace, and harmony.

The judge matrix destroys community, fosters separation and dissention, and is harmful to the potential expansion and evolution of the human race.

If you must diagnose clients as part and parcel of your day-job, or must attempt to diagnose someone in an effort to keep yourself safe from potential loss or harm, then do so, but do not let your judgment spread to your circle of influence, or the community at large.

Diagnosing others is judging them based on a very limited amount of data, and you cannot know a person well enough be evaluating a short list of “red flags.”

Mental disorders or diseases are not the only way we categorize, diagnose, separate, and judge others. This applies to all categorizations which separate people into groups.

It is socially acceptable to sort people by gender, health status, age, height, color of eyes or hair, income, political views, religion, race, physical location or address (or lack of physical home address), media preferences, even the clothes they wear, and the cars they drive, amid a nearly endless list of categories to judge and separate others by.

Judging others is not good medicine.

One of my personal heroes said, “Judge not, lest you be judged.” And is akin to, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”

Unless “Judge” is part of your job title or job description (or necessary for personal protection) then it should be avoided. Even so, if you are required to judge, keep it focused on only the areas when and where it is warranted, and try to celebrate the differences of anyone else.

Judge if you must, then move on, loving and accepting others for who and what they are, regardless of their individual characteristics. Don’t take judgment home or to your community.

After all, aren’t we all just doing the best that we can with what we have?

I know I am.

And I love you just the way you are.

The Division Division

Straight from the Department of Redundancy Department comes the Division Division of the Society Engineering Society. The Division Division’s sole purpose is to flood society with as many opposing points of view as possible to keep us as divided as possible.

Some of the ideas which are suggested are absurd and strange. In any case, these ideas are embraced by a few, who gather a few more, creating yet another group of thought, or believers. The more society is fractionated, the easier it is to manage.

The Division Division is a covert operation which operates hidden beneath the cloak of invisibility, yet it employs thought generators who are constantly seeding society with a wide variety of thought patterns which are designed to interrupt our rational thought processes and distract us from any intention of seeing ourselves as a single global community.

Not unlike managing a prison

Encouraging separation factions in the prison environment allows the simple care and management of many prisoners at once. Allowing the general prison population to create and maintain separate factions makes managing them easier. The more separate groups, the better. Gangs are the perfect separators.

These separation factions help keep the attention of the particular groups on their opposing group, their enemy. This sleight of hand gesture of the Division Division has successfully taken the focus off of what would normally be thought of as the enemy (the prison guards and the establishment which put them there) and focused their angst against groups inside the prison, one against the other, in opposition, for the sake of survival.

In this manner, the prison is able to manage a larger prison population at less expense with far fewer staff members. For if the prisoners were left to themselves to join together in one accord, they could not be retrained or contained.

This does happen occasionally, when the prison population agrees among themselves, on an inalienable topic, where they join together regardless of their separate factions, resulting in a riot.

This is why the prison’s Society Engineering Society tries to maintain a certain degree of acceptable comfort and status quo, so as not to allow lack or abuse (above that which has become “acceptable” over time) overpower the hatred of other factions within the prison population.

Beyond the Walls (more walls)

Likewise, the USA (and the world on a larger scale) operates a similar prison-style approach to managing the population. As long as they can keep us separated by as many schools of thought as possible, and emotionally-charged about what we “believe” then they have succeeded.

If we are satisfied with being able to maintain an acceptable lifestyle, not too bad (what we’ve been programmed to deem acceptable over time), such as get a job, work hard, have a place to live, drive a car, have a phone, TV, internet, maybe someone to spend our time with (maybe split expenses with), then it’s all good.

Because, if things get too bad, we will riot, too. In this case, we call it a revolution, but even on this scale, our revolt promotes more separation (damn, they win again).

Not too much time to think about raising the bar, living a better life (possibly your best life) and making the world a better place because “your world” is not that bad. Sure, there are worse things going on in the world, there’s no shortage of those, and even these atrocities are food for separation and division amongst your fellow man, are they not?

Ah, the engineers are hard at work, giving us plenty of reasons to be divided. There is no level to how far they will stoop to distract us from what’s really going on and they’re using education, pharmaceuticals, and technology among other tools at their disposal to their full advantage to separate us even more.

Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, the Division Division of the Society Engineering Society has a device implanted in your brain that has a direct line to their master computer, and it’s manipulating you for their benefit; it’s called your ego. While some of your ego does belong to you, a good portion of it is controlled by them (that is, unless you do something about it, to cut the cord).

As long as there are people that you cannot be friends with, they have succeeded in accomplishing their goal.

What’s really going on?