Staring into an abyss
Reply #31 - July 08, 2018, 12:32 AM
The thing most people don't tell you is just how therapeutic self-harm can be. Imagine a sink with the taps constantly on, the never ending water (negative emotion) constantly flowing into the sink (you), and all you can do to stop it from overflowing is to occasionally pull the plug (self-harm), draining said sink. As the taps never shut off, the water (emotion) is constantly filling the sink (you) up, and if you didn't occasionally pull the plug (self-harm), the water would fill the sink and overflow, spilling out where it wasn't contained and you couldn't control it. That's where the law and forever words on forever records can come in. Best thing to do was just pull the plug every now and then.
It's only when you manage to heal you realise how fucked that ratonal is. Sadly, it can take years to turn the taps off.
`But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
`Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.'
`How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
`You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'