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My parents aren’t very supportive of my health journey either. But you’ve just got to learn that this is a choice you made for YOURSELF; it doesn’t need to be inconvenient or affect anyone else around you. So long as you’re eating a way that is not considered “normal” in society, you’ll be harassed and hear jokes about it. But who cares?! This is YOUR body. Eat how you want.
For a while, after becoming vegan, I kind of censored the way I rejected food at dinner. For example, if my friends were pressuring me to eat pizza, I wouldn’t even say “I can’t, I’m vegan”, I would just say “No I’m a picky eater sorry”. This seemed to be the least-confrontational and least-controversial way to deny certain foods. But recently I read a quote that was really eye-opening and thought-provoking; definitely made me more comfortable with my dietary choices. It was:
“I have stopped apologizing to others when my food preferences seem inconvenient to them. What I have realized is that it is vastly more than an inconvenience that millions of people are dying needlessly from diseases caused by meat and dairy consumption, and that millions of other people are going hungry while grain is fed to livestock to produce the very substances causing so much illness and suffering.” ~ John Robbins
Sending love and support. xoxo
Dr Douglas Graham of 80/10/10- foodnsport.com
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Wow this message really hit me. I never really thought about that and I don’t think I have a good answer to it. Society puts so much emphasis on your physical appearance, and it bothers me so much because there’s nothing I can do about it. Like you can’t just look at a person and determine something about them; NOTHING can be determined by your physical being. Not health, not personality, not choices, not past, NOTHING.
And in our world, we notice the physical traits first. I mean, have you ever wondered why the fashion industry is appreciated by our generation more than artwork? Artwork gives us an insight to the author’s mind and inspiration; fashion is, no matter how you twist it, just a way of adapting to society’s ever-increasing demand of having the best physical features in order to reach top social status.
God, I wish I had a better answer to this question. But I think society will always look at person and make assumptions based on their faces and their bodies; more so than even their actions.
The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that psychiatrists cannot reliably tell the difference between people who are mentally stable and those who are mentally unstable.
8 mentally stable people were granted admission into 12 different hospitals. They all told the same story of how they would hear a voice inside their head, it was unclear but often said “empty”, “hollow” and “thud”.
Right after they were admitted, the patients stopped showing any signs of abnormality. They took part in activities and talked to faculty and other patients as they would normally.
None of the psychiatrists ever stopped to say “I think they are getting better” or “they seem absolutely fine now” In fact, nurses and psychiatrists took normal activity such as walking or writing and attempted to represent it as a form of pathological behavior.
For example, staff would point to patients waiting outside the lunchroom as a form of oral-acquisitive syndrome, when really they were just bored and were anticipating their meal.
It’s interesting to note that even though staff didn’t recognize that these people were completely fine, patients recognized that they didn’t seem to have any problems.
This study highlights how powerful labels can be.
Wow…this also potentially bespeaks how the people who are charged with making these patients better are only trying to create terminology and atmosphere that keep them institutionalized.
That’s pretty disturbing.
To anyone saying “well they said they heard voices obviously the doctors are going to look at them with a weary eye”
You missed the point.
They were supposed to detect the patients getting better and instead of being able to tell that, they took any action that the patients performed and totally distorted it and blew it to epic proportions to make them seem completely and utterly abnormal to a point where the patients were institutionalized for months.
Also, sixpenceee, you missed the second part to this experiment - equally chilling, in my opinion. One hospital’s administration was angered by Rosenhan’s experiment, and challenged him to send impostor patients - mentally stable people masquerading as mentally unstable people - to their facilities. Their staff would then turn those pseudopatients away. Long story short, Rosenhan OK’d this part of the experiment. 193 people went to that hospital in that experiment period looking for help. They flagged 41 people as impostors and had doubts about another 42.
Rosenhan sent no one.
The staff of this hospital flagged impostor patients where none had existed.
That’s really worrying…
This is terrifying
I learned about this in my psych class!! It really is an interesting study. Each pseudo-patient said the same symptoms and different psychiatrists diagnosed them with different things (though the most common diagnosis was schizophrenia). My favorite parts are that 1) while the nurses and doctors couldn’t tell them apart from other patients, the other patients could! They’d tell the pseudo-patients stuff like, “You’re not crazy,” and whatnot, and 2) Rosenhan was a troll and told different hospitals he’d send pseudo-patients over a specific amount of time but didn’t send a single freaking one.
Psychology is amazing.
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