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ALSO: i will not tender a thank you for badges.
[llamas: nothing but tall, bad tempered sheep.]

"badges? we don't need no stinkin' badges!"
[a common misquote from an old film -… ]

- - - i delete all badges without comment. - - -
[not that i don't appreciate good intentions...]

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Lawrence L Piper
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
work for the cure of pain
in everyone, for we all
have at least some,
exaggerated in our minds,
and may think we walk alone...
llp - mar'09

Current Residence: Southern NH, just down the street from the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center where i worked through the 70s before getting fired and barred for life from my career for participating in the 'PATCO strike of August 1981', [google it if you're curious]. i loved that job. Pres Reagan terminated 12,000 of us with a knee jerk stroke of his pen.
deviantWEAR sizing preference: medium
Print preference: index finger?
Favourite genre of music: alternative
Favourite style of art: surreal
Operating System: windows 7
Wallpaper of choice: Alexandra and guess who
Skin of choice: quite pale
Favourite cartoon character: road runner
Personal Quote: from he to whom much is given, much will be required.
to my friend, who is very concerned about
their friend, who has lost control - 

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 

a theory of mind is becoming more recognized,
as feelings being the END product of a brain
process or function.  one exhibits the symptoms
BEFORE the mind even recognizes an emotion
has been engaged.

[i theorize this may be part of the process of
bipolarism.  the combos of drugs taken are
to alleviate the incorrect arousal of emotion -
successfully, in the right mixes.]

note:  emotions and feelings are not the same.

emotions - happiness, sadness, anger, love,
fear, anticipation, and so on.

feelings - are what arise in the conscious, AFTER,
the emotion[s] begin to be recognized.

imagine being overpowered by emotions, and
having no idea what they arise from.  once in
a while is one thing.  i think this happens to
everyone occasionally.  but, what if it happens
all the time?  how does one make it stop?

added today:
[some individuals for relief turn to hard drugs
to quiet their mental chaos.  it is a possibility
that prior experimentation may have caused
a 'short circuit' in the brain, which triggered
the initial aberrations in the first place.  the
cause becomes the temporary cure, irony
indeed, 'hair of the dog' in the extreme.  but,
as more 'cure' is required, it would become
more and more destructive.] 

sometimes, i write about mental 'feedback
loops', as being similar in a way to audio
feedback.  if this is a valid comparison, [i
don't know], it would make one desparate
and self destructive.

one would become immune to logic.

IF this is at all true, there is probably not
much a friend can do except helplessly wait
and worry.

when does the drive for self preservation
devolve into a simple need for peace?  and,
if it does, what is 'right'?

i'm not saying this is the case with your
friend.  just a consideration...  Hug

see  'Looking for Spinoza' by Antonio Damasio
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: my thoughts - [always]
  • Reading: 'Looking for Spinoza' by Antonio Damasio
  • Watching: MSNBC - [in the background]
  • Playing: godlet - [amateur]
  • Eating: nothing - [sadly, out of crow]
  • Drinking: black coffee - [always]



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CalleighBlack Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
It's been a minute. You doin' okay?

(Translation: I haven't checked on you lately. Are you doing well? I hope so.)
alapip Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
actually yes, Calleigh, i'm Very well.
i see you've been busy too -
and stayin' positive!

it's that time of year... :hug:
CalleighBlack Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
For your comment, about...what....what you think I have. :tighthug:
CalleighBlack Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh. I like that "very" well description.

Good to know. :hug:
EmmaSloane Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thanks for the favorite and for entertaining oddity. :heart:
jimfleming Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thanks, Pip! :)
CalleighBlack Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Professor Pip, changing minds and lives one statement at a time..... :D
alapip Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
always trying for the better,
hopefully not making things worse...:O
CalleighBlack Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Never worse. You'd never make it worse. :hug:
EmmaSloane Featured By Owner Edited Apr 15, 2015
Thank you for the favorites! :heart:
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