I appreciate your comment jamdox. i think when i was using "reality" i was thinking more internally and of how our culture accepts the ways people lead their lives. Myself, young and godless, find stories like this intriguing, in that it brings up a new way to cope with the very idea of my existence and how i can help bring more to this world. I know what I'm saying isn't quite clear or addressing what the article was getting at, but i just enjoy seeing new ways people can find mental peace and it gives me hope.
I agree that the mercury can produce quite fun or "glamorized" articles, but I personally was drawn to this article because it introduced me to a group of people who have found a way to manage their mental issues and still attain a sense of self. I feel America and western medicine often use too aggressive of techniques. "Mental illness" doesn't even seem like the correct term. A cold, the flu, these are foreign to our bodies, but neurological attributes are connected directly to who we are or how we understand our existence. If hearing voices doesn't make a person harm themselves or others, than these (lucky) people should feel accepted in society. Wouldn't reality be a much better place if we could embrace new ideas on exactly what reality is allowed to be?
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