One cannot understand hunger until one has been hungry, Heidegger?
PTSD Relevancy of Writer
This writer thinks he has one of the best insights into the nature and treatment
of PTSD for several reasons: meaning of life, biography, autism(near
or real) and luck. If you do not want to know the various points why I am
better than most at understanding and treating PTSD, skip to
Meaning of life: The path to understanding PTSD began in an odd way,
I went to college not for job training but for the meaning of life. By example
and explanation a great human being in the US Navy, Jeff Patton, imparted
this wisdom. If successful, I would have a meaningful life--see
Meaningless, Meanest and Meanies as well as
Meaning of Life
(YouTube vid dedicated to an ER shift at McGuire VAMC in Richmond, Virgniia).
Beginning with philosophy and religion, I migrated through psychology, physiology
and chemistry because at each stage I realized the need to understand the
dynamics of the underlying system. The understanding of mentality as Rate
of Integration became Timism when it was realized that all dynamic systems
are creating their units of time for prolonging stability and life based
on three processes: Dynamic Density, Rivers of Stability and Symphonies of
Existence. (Pardon the poetic phraseology but it is a better explanatory
starting point than "Man is merely a bag of chemicals sloshing forward based
on neurons defecating neurotransmitters on each other in a cerebral food
fight." This summarizes my graduate studies in the neurosciences: anatomy,
physiology, endocrinology and chemistry. [Few people have pictures of Krebs
on their study wall--I do.]) If you understand timism, you have an amazing
heuristic tool for better research and understanding, e.g., Deep Throat should
have said "Follow the Time" instead of "Follow the money."
This distinction is why all the millions of dollars to bribe terrorist turncoats
is worthless to the terrorist bent on his valid or warped
morality of more time. Happy
people do not measure wealth in dollars but in free time.
Biography: A traumatic childhood can leave one with unpleasant memories
like combat experience, e.g., rape, starvation, abuse, etc--see
I did not kill
my mother. I can consistently out-victim self-proclaimed victims.
How many people can say that because of fear they left home at age eight
to become self-supporting by shining shoes 40-50 hours a week?
Autistic? I am intelligent, a gift in which I take no pride except
for how I have use it to be self-sufficient and to help others, e.g.,
Despite weekly working 40-50 hours and graduating in middle of class I scored
97% on college boards. The gap was do to working prevented my doing homework
which lowerd my grades.
In the US Navy, I graduated 2 out of fifty and scored highest on final comp
which had a 94% failure rate.
I completed undergraduate requirements at Southern Illinois
University-Edwardsville in just over two years, cum laude. One semester
I ace'd 24 hours. I completed pre-med organic chem in two months as independent
study while taking a normal class load.
Lucky: By the age of 25 I had been
luckier than I ever
imagined. Quantitative evidence: Out of eight kids only three graduated from
high school, and I was the single to complete college. I was not the smartest
nor the only one with some luck.When I asked my five lifehelpers (mentors)
how I could repay them, they all said the same, "Pass it on."
Jeff: In the US Navy I met a person who by example and explanation inspired
me to go to college not for job training but for an education to answer the
question, "What is the meaning of life." Please note that while a websegment
Meaningful, Meaningless and Meanies", my
YouTube vid on the
Meaning of Life is dedicated to the on-duty ER staff who treated me when
I appeared to have suffered a stroke.
When I went to college, I recognized that if I studied how to think, learn
and remember better then I would answer the question of meaning sooner and
better. The best index of success was completing undergraduate in just over
two years, cum laude. One semester I ace'd 24 hours.
In the process of marching through philosophy, psychology, physiology,
biochemistry and organic chemistry in an ever deeper, basic quest to answer
the question, I developed the "Rate of Integation" understanding of dynamic
systems whether the basic particle of existence spinning at the speed of
light (whence quantums and gravity) or the basic morality of existence spinning
independent of human control. ROI became timism when I realized in graduate
school that all dynamic systems are processing their relevant or relative
units of time to maximize their stability and longevity (Dawinism).
I am lucky to have survived a horrible childhood from which I was armed
with a far better than average work ethic. Regardless of payment or
acknowledgement, if I realize I have the ability to respond to respond
to a problem then I have incurred an existential responsibility to
solve that problem. Thus, I have personally and professionally acquired
acupuncture morality, that is, I can solve new, unexperienced problems because
of the bredth and depth of other problem-solving ... a problem-solving deja
vu. Otra acknowledgement of this has been the
DIBs accolate as well as comments
like "What are you doing on this planet?" No better example of acting to
be responsible is the long journey (40+years) to develop Timism so it belongs
to humanity rather than a fewer few.
I am unlucky that most people do not have the iCube
to appreciate me, seeking to trip me rather than channel me.
Thus, the reader realizes that this writer thinks he has more of the necessary
elements to understand and treat PTSD. We'll see.