05-10-2010, 03:44 PM
Join Date: May 2010
| | Re: Differing opinions on counseling
I'll look up the book, that's an excellent suggestion. I don't know if he would read it if I asked him to, but maybe if I read it, mentioned if I liked it, he would read it if I left it laying around.
To elaborate on his position, he used this analogy yesterday. If I wanted to build a house, sure, I could get an architect to design it and a construction team to build it, but ultimately I would learn more and derive more pride and satisfaction if I built it myself. Likewise, I could just "cop out" and take a bunch of pills and listen to a total stranger tell me what's wrong with me, but it will be more effective if I ... fix myself? Stop being crazy? Stop believing I'm crazy?
That's where the metaphor kind of drops off for me. He denies that I have a problem yet wants me to stop behaviors and thinking patterns that are obviously destructive.