The question remains..... will I fall off...
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The constant talk and bullying for women to NOT age and go under the knife enrages me. It’s not possible to go to any doctors office, or dentist, without being offered some plumbing device or quick lipo action. Here’s my story from a few years ago, routine mole check. Insanity.
I’m not sure when this happened, but elementary schools are loading kids up with intense performance anxiety creating kids so stressed out their brain is being wired with very bad chemicals, specifically cortisol. I thought this push to succeed logic typically came from home, and it often does, but I didn’t consider the schools themselves were part of this horrific assault to churn out little Ronan Farrows.
The actual definition of insanity is: mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct his/her affairs due to psychosis, or is subject to uncontrollable impulsive behavior.
The term is primarily used in legal context to distinguish guilt from innocence. There is no insane diagnosis listed in the DSM.
I actually never bought into this cliched concept of “insanity” and find it incredibly annoying that people continue to perpetuate its use like it’s the gospel truth. Maybe it makes a kind of sense when it comes to golf.