The way it made sense to me finally is that heartbreak is normally the main catalyst that starts the MI cycle.
It brings us to realization that the world is broken and not operating on par to how we feel it should.
Where our notions of ‘How things should work’ come from, I am still not sure but even that which would seem common default knowledge (that does not need to be taught) is broken in most around us as well.
From this point forward some begin asking how things can be fixed and here in is the point where I went to bed one night stupid and woke up the next day smart.
The the main problems stem from lack of information being easily available yet, with some thought, we can see why it isn’t easily available.
Other issues involve society and family (whom we depend on) being too submersed in the Ground Zero perception and heavily stressed because they don’t care to dream for a more sophisticated life beyond jumping flaming hoops for scraps (ie; "I carried an M16 in the Army and you…you…you…carry that electric “twanger”! " ). This causes them to always impose “There is no time for thinking; only doing!”
Having gone on for centuries like this mankind only marginally moves forward from the Dark Ages…still leaving everyone in the dark.
And so the plight for most of those stricken with Mental Illness is similar to “The Village Idiot” who eventually saves the day because it is left to them to have to explore and investigate what most would dare not.
Here in investigating triggers and rabbit holes, while never settling for any strong conviction, becomes more of a learning experience serving as a gymnasium that strengthens the intellect.
So no matter what new delusion one wakes up to in the morning, as long as it is accepted as only “theory” (and not acted on destructively)…that which does not kill us only makes us stranger and stronger.
And there is absolutely nothing wrong with being “Strange”; there’s an interesting, charming, and rare uniquity to it.
I’m also taking the thread in this direction to point out that some don’t need to “Recognize” their “Illness” if they’ve found a constructive manner in which to use it…