Thinking Man's Transfer Station

I'm an INTP with a distinct love for skiing, winter, and all things 90s. I also have a passion for tigers and turtles.
These are my thoughts, and welcome to them.

hold the fuck up

wonderlands-absent-queen:

CAN WE TAKE A SECOND TO APPRECIATE FEMALE BAND MEMBERS WHO HAVE TO DO SHOWS AND GO ON TOURS WHILE ON THEIR PERIOD 

LIKE HOLY FUCKIN SHIT, I  CANT EVEN GET OUT OF BED ON MY PERIOD AND PEOPLE LIKE hayley williams, AND lyn-z way AND taylor momsen DO THAT SHIT LIKE GOD BLESS THEM

safaribrowser:

emoij:

when your friend has a really shitty opinion 

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When your significant other chooses a bee over you

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(Source: emoij, via msuts)

schim:

Cats who can’t figure out walls [x]

PLEASE TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET IF YOU SEE THEM DOING THIS BEHAVIOR OVER TIME.

It’s called “head pressing” and it occurs in dogs and cats. 

Head pressing is characterized by the compulsive act of pressing the head against a wall or other object for no apparent reason. This generally indicates damage to the nervous system, which may result from a number of varying causes, including prosencephalon disease (in which the forebrain and thalamusparts of the brain are damaged), or toxic poisoning.

http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/neurological/c_ct_headpressing

http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resources/toxoplasmosis.cfm (head pressing is listed as a symptom)

http://sevneurology.com/patients/clip-multilobular-osteochondroma (About a dog’s brain tumor but head pressing is listed as a symptom)

(via littlegirlinwaiting)

jerkidiot:

I’m doing an easter egg hunt for my cousins and someone is gettin a meatball

(via sunsetsarcasm)

afadingoctober:

sarcastic-mister-knowitall:

afadingoctober:

sarcastic-mister-knowitall:

samanticshift:

sarcastic-mister-knowitall:

samanticshift:

like there are literally millions of people who suffer from mental illness but can’t access decent care, so every time i see someone go on a tangent about self-diagnosers i want to ask them what they think those people should do instead.

i am dead fucking serious. tell me. what do you recommend they do? because it kinda sounds like you don’t give a fuck, and that makes you an ableist, classist piece of shit.

Self diagnosers can do anything they want if they believe it is helping them live a better life. However, they simply lack the experience and nuance to actually diagnose themselves with anything.

Naw. They have firsthand experience of mental illness, and while self diagnosis certainly can go awry, there are lots of resources available that help people engage in self-diagnosis responsibly. I wrote about my own experience here if you’d like a specific example.

Also, think about what you are saying there. Mental illnesses by definition alter or simply fracture the way in which one thinks and engages with the world around them. Is a paranoid schizophrenic cogent enough to make a correct, meaningful, or helpful diagnosis upon himself or herself?

Okay, I thought about what I was saying, and now it’s your turn—because this point just shows how little respect you have for mentally ill people. It is entirely possible to be mentally ill and recognize that something is wrong, and I say this as someone with multiple (professionally-diagnosed) mental illnesses. In fact, I anticipated most of my diagnoses before I received them. Yes, some mentally ill people are genuinely unaware of their own illness, but for many of us that simply isn’t the case. I don’t know whether you’ve watched too many movies or what, but this is some ableist bs.

Lastly to answer your question of what should they do instead; ask a very close and trusted friend. If one is not available, use your own wits and judgment to the best of your abilities. That’s all you can do, really.

Ask them what, exactly? And self-diagnosis is "using your own wits and judgments to the best of your abilities." That’s literally what it is.

Have you considered changing your url to “ignorant-mister-windbag”?

Wow, way to keep the argument logical and impersonal. First of all, I’d just like to correct your assertion that I disrespect or in any way look down upon the mentally ill. I, myself, have struggled with mental illness. I also “diagnosed” myself prior to any professional giving me the exact same diagnosis. That having been said, the steps I took in trying to better myself and research my condition were too narrow in scope to assuage my ills at all. I lacked the proper experience and perspective to give myself any meaningful help.

I also NEVER said that mentally ill people are unaware of their condition. That is simply false. I know so because I am thoroughly aware of my own.

Ask them what, exactly? And self-diagnosis is "using your own wits and judgments to the best of your abilities." That’s literally what it is.

Darling, did you miss the part in the first sentence of what I wrote? The part about people who self diagnose doing anything which they believe betters themselves? I’m not saying that self diagnosis is never okay to do; I’m simply saying that it should not be your first avenue towards helping yourself. I say this not from a position of ignorance, but one of experience. The specific mental illness I was diagnosed with was schizoid personality disorder. I was intelligent and aware enough to determine that on my own, before receiving a professional diagnosis. My determination, however, was not helpful, and in fact caused me to further retract from any desire to receive outside help, as I thought I could manage it on my own. I don’t believe this is the case for everyone. It may very well be that some people are proficient both in self “diagnosis” and self “treatment,” however, I think it is harmful to suggest (and I’m not saying you’re doing so) that most people have that capability.

I would take up this last line with an insult, in fashion with your own vitriol, but I feel no need to pillory those who disagree with me*.

*At this particular moment.

It’s also harmful to suggest that everyone struggling with a mental illness has options other than self-diagnosis and self-treatment, which was kind of the point of the original post.

Did I suggest that anywhere?? Did I even hint at it? For christ’s sake, does anybody read the full extent of a contrary opinion before mashing the keyboard until a semi-intelligible response comes out?

To clear things up for you: NO. I did not in any way suggest that everyone has better options. You know, the part where I said “If [a better option] is not available, use your own wits and judgment to the best of your abilities. That’s all you can do, really.”

Next time you read something which you disagree with, take half a goddamn second to understand it before you ejaculate nonsense.

Reblogging because this is the most adorable word salad I have come across in some time.

Come on, man. If you’re going to attempt to make a point in a heated conversation, at least be prepared to defend it. That’s just pathetic. 

afadingoctober:

sarcastic-mister-knowitall:

samanticshift:

sarcastic-mister-knowitall:

samanticshift:

like there are literally millions of people who suffer from mental illness but can’t access decent care, so every time i see someone go on a tangent about self-diagnosers i want to ask them what they think those people should do instead.

i am dead fucking serious. tell me. what do you recommend they do? because it kinda sounds like you don’t give a fuck, and that makes you an ableist, classist piece of shit.

Self diagnosers can do anything they want if they believe it is helping them live a better life. However, they simply lack the experience and nuance to actually diagnose themselves with anything.

Naw. They have firsthand experience of mental illness, and while self diagnosis certainly can go awry, there are lots of resources available that help people engage in self-diagnosis responsibly. I wrote about my own experience here if you’d like a specific example.

Also, think about what you are saying there. Mental illnesses by definition alter or simply fracture the way in which one thinks and engages with the world around them. Is a paranoid schizophrenic cogent enough to make a correct, meaningful, or helpful diagnosis upon himself or herself?

Okay, I thought about what I was saying, and now it’s your turn—because this point just shows how little respect you have for mentally ill people. It is entirely possible to be mentally ill and recognize that something is wrong, and I say this as someone with multiple (professionally-diagnosed) mental illnesses. In fact, I anticipated most of my diagnoses before I received them. Yes, some mentally ill people are genuinely unaware of their own illness, but for many of us that simply isn’t the case. I don’t know whether you’ve watched too many movies or what, but this is some ableist bs.

Lastly to answer your question of what should they do instead; ask a very close and trusted friend. If one is not available, use your own wits and judgment to the best of your abilities. That’s all you can do, really.

Ask them what, exactly? And self-diagnosis is "using your own wits and judgments to the best of your abilities." That’s literally what it is.

Have you considered changing your url to “ignorant-mister-windbag”?

Wow, way to keep the argument logical and impersonal. First of all, I’d just like to correct your assertion that I disrespect or in any way look down upon the mentally ill. I, myself, have struggled with mental illness. I also “diagnosed” myself prior to any professional giving me the exact same diagnosis. That having been said, the steps I took in trying to better myself and research my condition were too narrow in scope to assuage my ills at all. I lacked the proper experience and perspective to give myself any meaningful help.

I also NEVER said that mentally ill people are unaware of their condition. That is simply false. I know so because I am thoroughly aware of my own.

Ask them what, exactly? And self-diagnosis is "using your own wits and judgments to the best of your abilities." That’s literally what it is.

Darling, did you miss the part in the first sentence of what I wrote? The part about people who self diagnose doing anything which they believe betters themselves? I’m not saying that self diagnosis is never okay to do; I’m simply saying that it should not be your first avenue towards helping yourself. I say this not from a position of ignorance, but one of experience. The specific mental illness I was diagnosed with was schizoid personality disorder. I was intelligent and aware enough to determine that on my own, before receiving a professional diagnosis. My determination, however, was not helpful, and in fact caused me to further retract from any desire to receive outside help, as I thought I could manage it on my own. I don’t believe this is the case for everyone. It may very well be that some people are proficient both in self “diagnosis” and self “treatment,” however, I think it is harmful to suggest (and I’m not saying you’re doing so) that most people have that capability.

I would take up this last line with an insult, in fashion with your own vitriol, but I feel no need to pillory those who disagree with me*.

*At this particular moment.

It’s also harmful to suggest that everyone struggling with a mental illness has options other than self-diagnosis and self-treatment, which was kind of the point of the original post.

Did I suggest that anywhere?? Did I even hint at it? For christ’s sake, does anybody read the full extent of a contrary opinion before mashing the keyboard until a semi-intelligible response comes out?

To clear things up for you: NO. I did not in any way suggest that everyone has better options. You know, the part where I said “If [a better option] is not available, use your own wits and judgment to the best of your abilities. That’s all you can do, really.”

Next time you read something which you disagree with, take half a goddamn second to understand it before you ejaculate nonsense.

samanticshift:

sarcastic-mister-knowitall:

samanticshift:

like there are literally millions of people who suffer from mental illness but can’t access decent care, so every time i see someone go on a tangent about self-diagnosers i want to ask them what they think those people should do instead.

i am dead fucking serious. tell me. what do you recommend they do? because it kinda sounds like you don’t give a fuck, and that makes you an ableist, classist piece of shit.

Self diagnosers can do anything they want if they believe it is helping them live a better life. However, they simply lack the experience and nuance to actually diagnose themselves with anything.

Naw. They have firsthand experience of mental illness, and while self diagnosis certainly can go awry, there are lots of resources available that help people engage in self-diagnosis responsibly. I wrote about my own experience here if you’d like a specific example.

Also, think about what you are saying there. Mental illnesses by definition alter or simply fracture the way in which one thinks and engages with the world around them. Is a paranoid schizophrenic cogent enough to make a correct, meaningful, or helpful diagnosis upon himself or herself?

Okay, I thought about what I was saying, and now it’s your turn—because this point just shows how little respect you have for mentally ill people. It is entirely possible to be mentally ill and recognize that something is wrong, and I say this as someone with multiple (professionally-diagnosed) mental illnesses. In fact, I anticipated most of my diagnoses before I received them. Yes, some mentally ill people are genuinely unaware of their own illness, but for many of us that simply isn’t the case. I don’t know whether you’ve watched too many movies or what, but this is some ableist bs.

Lastly to answer your question of what should they do instead; ask a very close and trusted friend. If one is not available, use your own wits and judgment to the best of your abilities. That’s all you can do, really.

Ask them what, exactly? And self-diagnosis is "using your own wits and judgments to the best of your abilities." That’s literally what it is.

Have you considered changing your url to “ignorant-mister-windbag”?

Wow, way to keep the argument logical and impersonal. First of all, I’d just like to correct your assertion that I disrespect or in any way look down upon the mentally ill. I, myself, have struggled with mental illness. I also “diagnosed” myself prior to any professional giving me the exact same diagnosis. That having been said, the steps I took in trying to better myself and research my condition were too narrow in scope to assuage my ills at all. I lacked the proper experience and perspective to give myself any meaningful help.

I also NEVER said that mentally ill people are unaware of their condition. That is simply false. I know so because I am thoroughly aware of my own.

Ask them what, exactly? And self-diagnosis is "using your own wits and judgments to the best of your abilities." That’s literally what it is.

Darling, did you miss the part in the first sentence of what I wrote? The part about people who self diagnose doing anything which they believe betters themselves? I’m not saying that self diagnosis is never okay to do; I’m simply saying that it should not be your first avenue towards helping yourself. I say this not from a position of ignorance, but one of experience. The specific mental illness I was diagnosed with was schizoid personality disorder. I was intelligent and aware enough to determine that on my own, before receiving a professional diagnosis. My determination, however, was not helpful, and in fact caused me to further retract from any desire to receive outside help, as I thought I could manage it on my own. I don’t believe this is the case for everyone. It may very well be that some people are proficient both in self “diagnosis” and self “treatment,” however, I think it is harmful to suggest (and I’m not saying you’re doing so) that most people have that capability.

I would take up this last line with an insult, in fashion with your own vitriol, but I feel no need to pillory those who disagree with me*.

*At this particular moment.