Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Mental Disorders and the Decline
Rev. Paul over at Way Up North has a post up showing a group of teens walking down the street all talking on their cell phones and asking the question Sheeple or Zombie?
While I commented that I often wonder if the loss of cell phone towers wouldn't prove as bad as the loss of EBT cards his post reminded me of another topic I been mulling over for a few months now. I am not sure I have sufficiently thought the topic out enough to do it justice but I will try.
We have become a society full of every type of mental disorder one can think of. Sometimes I feel that perhaps it's a scam and really as a society we are no different mentally than we were even 100's of years ago. It's just promoted more today. Makes me wonder if what we are seeing with all these mood enhancing drugs and mental health workers isn't just a move for money by those who benefit. Then sometimes I look around and realize in today's world there are just so many more mental traps for people to fall into that perhaps it isn't so much a scam after all.
I imagine that a post collapse world will not be an easy place for those with mental problems to live. It certainly isn't going to be easy for normal people but it's going to be far worse for those with behavior or social issues as well.
While an expert could write volumes about all the various mental disorders out there I personally seem to observe one particular type over and over again. Kinda a type of Autophobia that seems to be getting more and more prevalent as technology grows. A need to be constantly talking and visiting with others.
I couldn't tell you how many Ex Coworkers I observed being walked out and fired over the years because they couldn't leave their cell phones alone for even three hours. Mostly Women I will admit but a lot of Men as well. It was like being alone with their own thoughts for even a few hours was worse than being unemployed or starving to death. Admittedly the job in question was loud and repetitious so their will power broke down much faster than if they were able to do something interesting but still if they couldn't make it two or three hours then I imagine in a survival situation they would drive themselves crazy in only a few short days.
It wouldn't be just cell phones and the internet. Without plentiful fuel supplies people would be stuck and most of them unable to walk even a few miles for company.
Let's face it the post collapse world is going to become a much lonelier place than it is now. Might be best to deal with it and figure it out before the time comes.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!