What are you thinking about right now!? Feb 18, 2013 4:36:24 GMT
Post by mareofnight on Feb 18, 2013 4:36:24 GMT
This reminds me of a slightly different problem I have. (Well, not sure if it's exactly a problem, since I don't think my thinking is incorrect, just inconvenient.) I hear about bad things that happened or are happening to people I know, especially if it's mental health related, and I generalize to remembering that this sort of thing happens to a lot of people (so it's an even bigger problem than just my friend being unhappy), and then I think of the problem as being that I live in a universe where it's possible for this sort of thing to happen. So I end up framing others' personal problems as existential problems. And then get upset because we're all trapped in a universe where bad things, life-ruining things can happen, and I can't do anything about it.
Problem is that I worry this means I'd go nuts or get depressed if I got too close to someone who had a chronic problem. And it would really stink to find that out when it's too late to back out. But I also seem to be drawn to people with big troubles, to some extent, so that might be what happens if I don't figure out how to predict in advance if I'll be able to cope.
Umm sorry to be a downer. Just thinking about taking things as metaphors for or indicators of the human condition, and such.
Soff: I'm a bad nerd too |'D Maybe there should be a bad nerd club?