Who are the more Blessed?

@raijin (10373)
Philippines
February 22, 2007 10:20pm CST
Have you ever thought of people who are mentally-ill, insane, who were sort of with not normal thinking like us? Those who were in the Institutions, who lost their sanity because of many different certainties and those who were born with it(i.e. autism)? Where do you think their souls would go? I think they are more bleesed than us, normal people. They have no need to think more of the troubles, deal with problems in life and are excused because of their state of mind. But of course, I'm not trying to say that we should be like them. I'm just kinda curious, to where does their souls go. I think I've learned to appreciate them more, than normal men with less understanding and those who easily lays judgements on others. So, what do you say?..
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
23 Feb 07
I dont think they are blessed because I think they are trapped within themselves. They dont know how to communicate with us anymore. We will never know what really goes on in thir minds. I was on a medication once that I was allergic too. I became paralized and could not speak. I could still think but I could not communicate. I was taken to the ER and the Dr on call said it was my nerves and added another pill. Well the next day I was worse. Finally went to my neorologist and was immediately put into the University hospital. I was in ther for over a week. After all the meds were out of my system, I could talk and communicate again. I know what it feels like to be trapped inside yourself. It is frightening.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
I guess I should still consider myself to be blessed, atleast I haven't yet been to what you had experienced. I'll just to do my best and be very considerate to everyone then.. Thanks for sharing some of your past experiences, I do appreciate it.
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• United States
23 Feb 07
It really is very frightening and I often think of this experience when people have mental problems that prevent them from communicating. We will never know if they can think but not communicate but I somehow think that they can still use their minds. Just my thoughts.
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
Definitely they will be in God's hands too no doubt about it. Me too, i have learned to appreciate them and understand them, actually i even appreciate all the people around me who still in there sane state. i once had my practicum at an asylum and i can tell you, dealing with mentally challenged people are really hard. it takes more than the knowledge you know and emotions should takes place too. same with those children that are mentally incapalbe or disabled. espcially those who have down syndrom... i dont know but i really love kids who have SD they are so sweet and so fun to be with but once they are irritated they are hard to handle. For me this children have the cleanest hearth than anyone of us sane people that is why that is why they deserve heaven most.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
25 Feb 07
I couldn't agree more.. Understanding and considering them is already a very hard thing to do, what more if we deal with them and be with them all day..
@alchemistrx (2559)
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
I think I was one of those other people that think I am mentally -ill and I do understand those people too.There are much more blessed because they have attained something one normal person can't understand.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
If you consider yourself as one of them, then it's better then if we learn to appreciate and understand them..
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
24 Feb 07
I have worked with people suffering from mental illness from the ages of about 17 to 60. It's hard for these people to communicate even with counsellors not to mention the public. We now live in a society where these people are getting a much better chance to live independantly in canada. Here we have S.A.L.P.workers which stands for supportive apartment living program. These people have their own apartments but have workers checking in on them taking them shopping and to doctors appointments etc. Some bussiness places are now even hiring these people to do things like bagging groceries, washing dishes, cleaning tables, snow shoveling, mowing grass and we have a recyling debot where many are hired. It's a hard life living with a mental illness in the fact that they're socially not accepted the same as we are and most of these people know the difference. What a lot of people don't realize is some of these people are very intelligent, and not always treated fairly. In my opinion it's an advantage to the ones who are capable to take on daily living responsibilities. It bothers me to see people judge others less fortunate. If you don't like these people I think that's more the reason to treat them fairly and Thank God you're not in their shoes. Thank You for this post. Interesting to see other views. Take Care
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
Very well said! I'm glad that you've explained all the things that we 'normal' people should understand. For me, I don't work in some shelters or asylums, but I know their struggles and pain. I see them also as intelligent persons, because they have their own signature behaviors whenever what they want to do, as far as I know.. (I do hope I am correct about this stuff!;)
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
I think every life is a blessing. The only thing that makes the diffence is the way people treat their status in life. There are centain feelings of contentment and happiness that we must achieve to be able to say that we are blessed. If we wanr blessings, we should treat every single day of our lives as a blessing.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
And always hope for the betterness of all!;) I think that is what lacks now on our part, to be more considerate. Not to show them mercy or give, but help them those who are in need. Thses are the most that I think we should always put in mind..
@kfg20012003 (1037)
• India
23 Feb 07
we are more blessed because we can see many of them not even able to get a meal or a days food for themselves.So we should thank the almighty for giving us the basic necessities
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
Well said my friend, we all should be thankful..
@freesoul (3023)
• Egypt
23 Feb 07
Maybe they are more blessed in the afterworld but their lives in this world is not easy, also not all of them get the proper care and some are really abused and mistreated while they can't stand up for themselves.. it's very sad how cruel some humans can be :( Also there are those who are mentally ill and commit crimes and terrible acts, they get locked up for it but usually too late as people think they are harmless for too long before realizing how disturbed they can be.. they may not be responsible for their acts in front of the law but they are certainly not blessed or innocents.. I wonder where there place be in the afterworld..
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
A very good point in a different type of view, freesoul. Not all of them should be judge and mistreated, after all they are also humans. I think some of them are not at fault to what had happened at their lives, many of them are victims to our own cruelty. I think I should stay on to my own beliefs and maybe learn more from what others should have to say about this.. All of your thoughts and views are sincerely appreciated, and to those others also!;)
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
23 Feb 07
I think that god holds a special place for them and for that they are blessed. But I don't envy them in anyway. All people have struggles that are just as difficult for them as anyone else. Maybe someone say with autism can't communicate about it and may just sit there staring into space or what have you. But within their mind they have a constant struggle with everything. Or a person with severe retardation..they may not have to work and worry about bills and such. But maybe just trying to understand the way life works is a struggle and how to act maybe a big struggl. It may seem simple for those that don't know, but I've seen a grown man bang his head repeatedly because he can't understand why he can't drink the ketchup. So my struggle to pay the bills pales in comparison to his, in his eyes. So no I don't think they are blessed in that respect.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
Well said, mari!;) You've made a very good example of it also, better act more normal (as what my friends would say to me!;). Thanks..
@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
24 Feb 07
well thats tough ..i dont want to be like them ok...who knows before they been crazy theyve done so much evil or less in their life that they cant be able to repent anymore since theyre already gone nuts!..we have different characteristics ..and we must learn to coexists with them or us...its how life is i think...we have to face it and be brave...
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
Yes, it's tough. But what's the more tougher is, we still don't adjust and try to understand each other. We are the more normal, I think we should be the one to provide them more understanding and not pass judgement on each other.