I want to feel the sun on my face again....
I've joined this forum, in the effort to try and find a place where I can come to, where I can overcome some serious problems of isolation, that plague me, for reasons that I'm about to share.
I've been plagued with a serious affliction, that began with me, as a young child, that for many years has caused me much discomfort and suffering, as it took a long time to properly diagnose, and as yet, have not been able to be fully treated for.
It makes it very difficult for me to venture out into the outside world, as each time I do, I'm taking a huge risk of being stricken by this affliction.
Which often means that I must spend a lot of time alone, so that I do not become ill. I have to spend a lot of time in a self imposed quarantine. And it gets lonely....
What I suffer from, is a severe allergy to something that a large number of average people are carriers of, which results in my suffering symptoms of severe anaphalactic shock.
I suffer from 'stupidity intolerance'.
As you can imagine, living with this severe allergy, is incredibly difficult. There are all kinds of 'stupidity' that can trigger it.
'Ignorance', 'Fallacies', 'False Premises', 'Non Sequiturs', 'Fuzzy Logic', 'Red Herrings', 'Equivocations', and 'Strawmen' send me into severe anaphalactic shock, and sometimes cause a high pitched ringing of my ears that can only be stopped, when I combat the source of those triggers.
Ridding myself from the exposure to 'stupidity', by stopping it, and not letting it grow and mature any further that it's current state, has the effect of minimizing my allergic reaction.
Many people relate to this in the same way that 'turning off the amplifier' of over amplified obnoxious music, is a source of great relief to their ears.
An interesting side effect of ridding myself of the stimuli of 'stupidity' is an immune response release of endorphins I experience.
Combatting 'stupidity' is not only stopping my adverse physiological reactions, but aids by the soothing brought on by the endorphins.
What's interesting is the 'sympathetic' soothing I observe in others, in close proximity to me, as I alleviate the source of my triggers.
At times, it's given me pause to think I'm not alone in the allergy that I have, but that many, are loathe to openly admit it to others.
If you suffer from the same thing I do, you are not alone.
You are not.
I know that I've been made to feel very guilty by those I've combatted against, who are the greatest carriers and human incubators of 'stupidity'.
Namely, religious zealots.
They refuse to acknowledge that they have a severe case of 'stupidity'. They insist that they're 'fine', when they are not. I think it's just like people with 'BO'. You know....denial...and the best defense, is a strong offense (no pun intended... )
I've come to believe this place can be a great 'sanctuary' (please pardon the pun...) where I can get out from the 'indoor' isolation, walk around in the sun, and away from them...
Anyhoo,.....enough about me, share with me about some of yourselves!
I keep asking myself " Are they just playin' stupid, or are they just plain stupid?..."
"To explain the unknown by the known is a logical procedure; to explain the known by the unknown is a form of theological lunacy" : David Brooks
" Only on the subject of God can smart people still imagine that they reap the fruits of human intelligence even as they plow them under." : Sam Harris