Mentally ill people are not the problem. Inaccessible, unaffordable health care is a problem. Stigma is a problem. Lack of treatment is a problem. Lack of understanding is a problem. Lack of compassion is a problem. Not taking people seriously is a problem. Lack of honest conversation and open dialogue is a problem. Using jails as a housing facility for mentally ill persons is a problem. Do you understand me. Mentally ill people are not a problem.
Cluster headaches cured with LSD and psilocybin? Worked for me!-
Clusterbusters was born from this idea, and anecdotal evidence of many cluster patients who used psilocybin or LSD to successfully stop their headaches. The organization incorporated in 2002, with the goal, Wold says, of starting more research into this treatment option, which the community calls “busting.”
“The Golden Rule is a decent ethical principle, but it could be even better. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” presumes that others enjoy what you enjoy. But that’s wrong. There are many things you’d like to have done unto you that others would either despise or be bored by. Here’s a new, improved formulation, which we call the Platinum Rule: Do unto others as they would like to have you do unto them.”—Free Will Astrology : Capricorn Horoscope
“7. Patience is a virtue. Vonnegut’s first novel, “Player Piano,” was published when he was just 30, after he’d already published a handful of short stories. He’d turned to writing after attending The University of Chicago’s graduate program in anthropology, but failing to pen an acceptable dissertation. Penniless, he turned took a job at a Saab dealership. Decades later, he was awarded his honorary Master’s Degree, with his novel “Cat’s Cradle” serving as his dissertation. He preaches such patience in his writing, too, stating: Novelists have, on the average, about the same IQs as the cosmetic consultants at Bloomingdale’s department store. Our power is patience. We have discovered that writing allows even a stupid person to seem halfway intelligent, if only that person will write the same thought over and over again, improving it just a little bit each time. It is a lot like inflating a blimp with a bicycle pump. Anybody can do it. All it takes is time.”—Here’s What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach You About Life
“6. Art can be therapeutic. In addition to writing and teaching, Vonnegut was passionate about visual art. He created felt tip pen illustrations for both “Slaughterhouse-Five” and “Breakfast of Champions,” and even created the art for a Phish album. His novel “Bluebeard” chronicles the life of an aging abstract expressionist painter, and hints at the importance of meaningful art. In his bestselling essay collection, “A Man Without a Country,” Vonnegut writes: Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”—Here’s What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach You About Life
“5. Reading enriches your life. Of course, this is a popular opinion for a writer of novels to have. But Vonnegut, more so than many other writers, was outspoken about the importance of reading. Although he never got around to reading much of classic literature until he was in his 40s, he was always a voracious reader of less academic titles. Perhaps it was his role as a writing instructor, or as a father of six, but he frequently championed the written word. In “Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage,” he wrote, “I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle.”—Here’s What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach You About Life