Modern society views anyone who has DID as being mentally “crazy”. They go around trying to convince everyone (including those DID “sufferers”) that those who have DID are “crazy” and “insane”, “mentally disturbed” and as a “threat to society”. You can go ahead and blame such movies as “Adaptation” (starring Nicholas Cage) and the “American Psyco” for making ‘normal’ citizens freak out. After all, it’s well known: anything we can’t know about represents a threat. Even the stuff we ‘kind of understand’ . . . never knowing what could happen.
But the truth is … we’re a lot like YOU. We get along in society. We hold down some kind of job. Hell, we usually are bringing a lot more ‘to the table’ than the usual kind of folks are. After all: we’ve got a lot more ‘minds’ inside, which easily allows us to see things from different angles, perspectives, and emotional contexts.
And yes indeed: most of us have to hide it. The Social Perspective and the social stigma keeps us down. Say what you will, there is a prejudice against us, not to mention the obvious social persecution, involuntary (and unwarranted) ‘lockups’ and ‘illegal’ confinements; and denials of jobs, rights (including, but not limited to: the ownership or possession of a gun; children’s custody rights, ability to ‘get around’ (meaning movement free from observation, interrogation, and other impediments), suspension of your social freedoms and rights, your assets can be frozen and then taken away . . . unethical behavior by doctors, staff, business professionals, and just plain ‘normal folks’ – and basically persecuted . . . for being what you are. You aren’t even allowed to be human, something I and wrote about here .
It’s as bad as being a Jew hiding in Nazi Germany, or a runaway who everyone is trying to kill. The only difference is that here there is no escape. You gotta live in the society you’re born with . . . and (it appears) – they not only want you ‘out of sight, out of mind’ – they will stoop to illegal (or at least unethical and non-procedural) means to abuse you. After all: look what our doctor did. It appears someone in his office made something up . . . and then sent it on to the cops . . . who then took us on to the hospital – and nobody has any records of these things.
But don’t let ‘them’ (meaning the psychologists and such) convince you that DID means “sick in the head”. It doesn’t. It can mean SOME things . . . and for some, it is a painful disease. But not for all. For most of us it’s a normal sort of thing; a natural way of being, and we’re not having any ‘problem’ with it. So why don’t you stop trying to convince us otherwise!! Really, I’m telling you:
If you’re the one having a problem with it – then you’re the one with the problem. Not me. As for me? I’m as happy as a clam – or as happy as I’m gonna be while this kind of shippola is going on. Me and my DID clan are mad as hell about a “knee jerk” reaction to me being DID that resulted in us being wrongfully and unfairly locked up in an institutional ‘jail’ (for me that’s what the nuthouse was, anyway!). The fact that some doctor can ‘call it in’ – or his own secretary go around making up some kind of crap – and getting that stuff passed through (all without the Sheriff’s office having any documentation of the event – despite the fact that they were the ones who came and took me away) – means that your own foot doctor could call YOU in and tell them you are crazy . . . and then off you go!
Just goes to show how crazy THEY are . . . and you must be for believing them when they say YOU’RE crazy . . . but it also goes to show how misguided this social prejudice and stigma kind of thing against DID folks can be . . .
So you DID “sufferers” out there – you know the ones you are – the ones who are having a good life right now and then those who are simply struggling to (and, by the way, don’t ‘normal’ people get ‘depressed’, ‘sad’, or ‘divided’ on some issue some of the time?) – don’t let them convince you are ‘sick’ or ‘insane’ and need to go get ‘healed’ or institutionalized – not if your not having any problem with it. After all: if you’re not having a problem – why make one? And don’t let society make one FOR you!
After all: we’re not insane. It’s the rest of you that are the ones having the problem!* LOL!!!(* We realize, of course, that this is what insane people are ‘supposed to say’. But we realize: not everyone is ‘out to get us’ and not everyone is persecuting – nor looking sideways at – their DID partner or friend. Many of ‘them’ do not know. However, that given . . . we are the ones who feel ‘threatened’ – by society no less! – simply for being who we are.
Go and figure that one out if you can. Or just go and see that silly Nicholas Cage movie. It’s a good example of how well we are so often simply . . . misunderstood.)