07 July 2018
It was a warm sunny day, one where I could socialise with no small talk or pretences, debateable and comical at the same time. During one of the more comical sides to this good hearty conversation, my friend was telling me what type of animal mine and those dearest were in relation to our months of birth. I came out a fish who is someone that doesn’t have an opinion, we all laughed. Initial reaction doesn’t fit at all but later after some reflection, I don’t ever have an opinion as such, just a point of view or understanding giving the situation or events taking place, constantly changing to fit an ever changing external and internal environment.
I do not belong to any group or what one would consider social ‘norms’ but I’m okay with that. The more I open to the ones that do understand me, the more benefits, but I do wonder if those supposed to help will ever be in touch. Appointments I never receive letters for, due to no fault of my own but the individuals. I miss appointments, terrible for it, especially if there is no immediate relevance it slips from my thoughts which myself and those attached are aware of. I’m told it is a part of my disability and there are groups, courses and help that can aid me with coping mechanisms (where are they?? Started this journey Spring 2016.)
I take responsibility and apologise to all relevant, but I’m not paid to help myself, if I could I would. What I mean by that is, if I had the support or help that I’m told I am entitled to, I wouldn’t miss appointments. Also, if those who are designated and specialised to help, can’t even get the admin side done right what am I supposed to do? I need these little slithers of time handed to me like scraps, not with my GP, he does all he can, but with those specialised to help. I don’t have crystal balls therefore, I lack the ability to know you have made an appointment with me, if in fact you do not let me know verbally or written how am I supposed to attend this, 1hr a fortnight, or the most important which I get no more than I can count on 1 hand, a year.
There are many reasons to why I write, but how or what I am writing about can be influenced or depended on, by anything and everything relevant to the cause. The purpose and reasoning behind this piece of writing, expressed through these words, in this context, is to reach out to those able and willing to help, who have the capabilities, social standing and authority, with the education, experience and knowledge to look in more depth, at this individual who keeps confusing 30 years on.
I am an adult and have been for some time, that makes this harder. The systems over the past 2 decades have done more harm and created more confusion, that I am only just beginning to scratch the surface of being able to understand. I am warily empathetic and understanding to the notion that although this wasn’t their intention, that they were only trying to help, you didn’t, because you were too busy trying to fit me into boxes, you’re missing the individual.
These criteria’s and boxes needing ticked are just guidelines and in no way set in stone. So why do the same patterns that fail keep happening clearly time and time again, if this was not the case through experience and first-hand dealings, I wouldn’t be writing this particular blog. This cycle needs to end or be shaken up because I don’t care what label fits, so long as I can start living instead of barely existing at times, because the real tangible pain resonating in my brain, is from that metaphorical wall I keep running head on into. How many times can I keep doing that before irreversible damage might be done, doesn’t bare thinking about.
Unfortunately, I don’t have the funds or social class to privately finance that, or I would probably have had results and answers or understanding many years ago. I’m only speculating because I have the brain and physical abilities to not be in the poverty stricken, from however you choose to look at them words, but I am. Most of the damage needing repaired could have been avoided if one was to just look at the individual and take the time, not try to fit the individual into the disabling system when she’s already disabled enough. I have started this, to voice my own alongside the echo of other people’s voices I have heard. I want to try and communicate my inner thoughts, feelings and understanding transpired into written words, made by men and women alike, for more in depth understanding and communication with one another
Writing is therapeutic to me, and I have done it for so long for many vast and varied reasons, both personal and not. What I am hoping to achieve by publishing and putting both my personal and generalised writing out there, is simply put, a platform for one’s self and others to express their hopes, dreams, failings, and discoveries relevant to my purpose and their own. I’m just communicating in my best form, to be able to get my message across, hopefully with a response, to what I or others can aspire to be, past and present determining the future, as practical and mental teachings through learning continue their cycle.
I use my memory plus the knowledge and information gathered through all aspects available at the time, to conclude or come to an understanding or reasoning, given the facts and information available or sought out at that past moment. I’m always watching and observing everything around me, some never written, or verbally voiced, just known to me myself and I, with regards to my perceptions and takings. I’ve always been a people watcher, which may sound a little creepy but that is not the case, just paying heed. What I mean by that is I’m always observing my surroundings, noises, vibrations, smells, energy etcetera.
I use the memories available and relevant to the event or situation in question, plus the knowledge and information gathered through all aspects of life known and familiar to me. I then conclude given the facts and information available to me at that, moment in time to an answer with at least some understanding or a direction to find that useful information. As I have said I’m always watching and observing everything around me, it’s something I can’t help. I became an extreme people watcher during traumatic years in my early teens, but I suppose I always have been. From there, I learn from what I have saw, felt, heard, learnt, or experienced, good or bad.
I like seeing the familiar in a new way, raising the level of perception above ‘normal’, making myself aware of my own self, in the fullest way possible which can contradict with a lot of personalities at times, where this is not their ‘norm’. Take these very bold outlined words, then start adding some colouring to them, it could produce what follows. Evil, in a colloquial sense (which is just everyday speech), is the opposite of good. Branching and stemming from them words could produce a word more precise but commonly a religionists-associated word, which is “wickedness.” As defined in philosophy, it is the name to describe the personality and instinct of individuals, which selfishly but often necessarily, feel the need to defend their personal boundaries against foreseen and unforeseen attack.
I suppose the birth of the natural empathiser is my own brand of realism, put out there for others to see if they so choose. I want to give a little insight into the type of personal writer I am and aim to be through professional and personal experience, and hopefully express my purpose in publishing my writing. The purpose and intention of this blog is both personal and completely relevant to the society we live in. My intention and way of life is to manipulate and exploit everyday knowledge, memories, and words, to a level of perception above the ‘norm’ to become aware of my own world, and others in the fullest way possible to one’s self.
Natural empathiser for me is a communication platform to those who may be able to assist, in some way on this quest for answers. The reason I am doing it this way is primarily, because I don’t fancy changing my degree plans to accommodate, an approximate 10-year journey becoming a doctor or another pathway getting a PhD in Science, to be able to study and understand the human brain, in a more in-depth scale. If I’m honest I really considered it, thanks to my university I seen a little sense because I don’t have to. Many have already done this who could help if they so choose to spare me those precious moments of time. Allowing me access to their knowledge and understandings of neurology (the brain) and psychology (mind and behaviour) more specifically, helping me solve the riddle that is me, and why I have been described the human Rubik’s cube that hasn’t been solved yet?
Someone out there has the answer, I’m following thesis, theory, hypothesis, fact, reason, well that is after sifting through the endless amount of pointless, irrelevant, misguidedly confusing jargon. It’s like a needle in a haystack unless you have a clear path, as I’m beginning to believe, by seeing the mechanisms and clockwork of my brain, visually. This could help see the bigger picture so to speak, or be just another piece, regardless it will give insights and answers I never had before, where hypothetically and statistically, it is failing, or so it appears through the knowledge I have gathered and the way I am still treated.
I considered changing my degree plan to focus on neurology, to gain access to knowledge regarding brains, mine more specifically. Do you know how long that would take me, how much time I do not have to spare for that especially when there are people with 10, 20, 30, 40 years’ experience already there.
May you be a specialist in neurology or psychology, as I need both to see the bigger picture. If you are reading this and can help then this blog is targeted at yourself because to me you are unicorns, I have only ever heard, read, or spoken about yourselves, but never had the privilege in 30 years, of meeting that person who thinks outside of these boxes, and is interested in my individual, with the ability to truly appreciate it. Not necessarily true in some senses though, I have met a GP and a clinical psychiatrist meeting this description plus many others, but unfortunately their time is not a resource easily attainable, in the time scales necessary to this individual.
Sometimes help can be more disabling than enabling because it is too big a web of generalisation, too easy to become tangled and stuck. If an individual does not fit within the present order or required mental criteria, that we are not supposed to fit into exactly, what are they to do? This led me to the question of how you help people suffering unnecessarily, because they cannot gain access to the help required for a multitude of reasons. If you have a story, idea, solution or just a place where you can be amongst like-minded people, or a question you would like me to investigate, then please post or get in touch, I aim to respond within 24/48hrs, but responses should be much quicker.
My Website is about voicing mine and others current predicaments, or stories needing to be voiced. If you have a story you would like me to voice for whatever reason, you are unable to yourself, then hopefully I can help you with that, if you get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org. To read my blogs/writing and gain some insight into who the natural empathiser is, and what the hopes and purpose of these group/pages/social media are take a look at my website in the making at; www.naturalempathiser.com, before contributing to the groups that follow.
I’m trying to create a community of insight and understandings to clear up confusions where possible. I read too many blogs repeating the mistakes I once appeared to do by blaming the people following the systems. Follow or join the community I hope grows through time and understanding. I am new to this and delving into a lot of unfamiliar territory but I’m a fast learner, so pages and groups have only been set up several days, but will hopefully be completely up and running within the next few weeks.
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