Leave now if you don't like people tearing off on occasionally
self-righteous #%*#&%* sessions.
Right. Thanks for stopping by.
What's this one about?
Well, lately a few people have been doing things like, oh, speaking
up in conversations over the net re: multiplicity--mostly to say,
'Hi, I know a bit about the subject so I can participate in the
discussion too' and 'Multiplicity isn't purely a sensationalist
So.... it's funny, because it usually turns out in a few different
A) The people already in the conversation shoot them down simply
because we're not psych majors. It's something we study in our spare
time. But that does *NOT* mean we're idiots. Sheesh. (The comment
I liked best, after one of us had already gone into a several pages
long discussion on the subject, was someone essentially repeating
exactly what we'd already said and then adding ever so graciously,
"I have some titles I can recommend if you want to learn more about
mpd." As if we haven't read up on it... or *live* it....)
B)We can't admit that we are multiple, because we'd get given
the 'you're just making it up for attention' routine, and we can't
back up the side of multiplicity as a possibly good thing, because
then we're just an 'uneducated idiot who is buying into the hype
of the disorder'.
What drives me nuts--and yeah, this is the heart of the gripe--is
that we can't defend ourselves. It seems to be mired into public
opinion that multiplicity can *never* be something that can be possessed
by 'healthy' people. One of us got told by the selfsame 'I have
titles' person basically that 'any stories about overproductive
multiples were probably just self-induced cases'.
Well.... I'm not going to push the case of if we're overproductive
or not, but we're holding down a perfectly normal work and college
schedule (all 4.0's last quarter) without being hospitalized every
weekend. We're happy, doing things we love, and--although we quarrel
and get on each other's nerves--basically live with each other.
And we're doing more *because* we're multiple than if we were integrated.
Want to tell us that we're not really productive?
How about that we're not *really* happy?
How about (and I love this) that we 'obviously can't be multiple,
since we're doing well managing life'?
I guess I'm *really* sick of being told by the world that I don't
exist. That either I can't exist, or that we're just fooling ourselves
into thinking we're fine. We aren't stuck in whatever happened to
us in the past--we're looking towards the future. We're not obsessed
over *what* we are, but we're interested in how we can use our various
talents in different ways. And we are sick of being told that we--as
Where along the line did it become fine to look at someone else
and tell them *you* know if they're really happy or not--and they
How about if *you* know if they're real or not?
Well, I'm here. I'm not 'self-induced', and I'm not integrated
with everyone else. And I don't need society to tell me if I'm real.
Sometimes, though, I wish that everyone else in here didn't care