Introduction: Harmful or Helpful?

This short quick post is intended to be connected to Ruth’s latest post “There Are Compliments and Then There Are Compliments” over at Out From Under the Umbrella, but I felt was perhaps too wide a relevant tangent to introduce there. My following post subject, Harmful or Helpful? is suited for a more mature audience. I don’t want to dominate Ruth’s blog and comments. Hence, I’m posting it here on my blog with Password Protection for those interested. If you’d like the password, please email me at professor.taboo@gmail.com or leave your request in the comments below; either method works.

Poly Open SymbolGiven the subject and social issue/problem we’ve all been discussing over there, this morning I found it interesting and at the same time disappointing that because of the subjects I enjoy tackling, taboo subjects included, I must still maintain my alias here despite who I am and comfort-level with who I am, and my personal views and experience that I feel are just as valuable as anyone else’s should they want to know them. But I’m not naive either! Goodness, if THAT isn’t social constraints, I don’t know what is!

If you’d like the password, please email me at professor.taboo@gmail.com or leave a request below in the comments; either method works.

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8 thoughts on “Introduction: Harmful or Helpful?

  1. I know what you mean. I am a counselor for juvenile offenders and their families, so it is important for me to maintain a professional bearing; however, I am a very dark person who likes to explore maladaptive behavior in detail. In fact, I have finished writing a novel and I fear telling the people I know for it may change their opinion about me; therefore, I’m thinking about writing under an alias for a while.

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    • Hello AP! Thank you for stopping by & commenting! Please feel free to come by more. There’s much you can contribute I’m sure. 🙂

      I am a counselor for juvenile offenders and their families, so it is important for me to maintain a professional bearing; however, I am a very dark person who likes to explore maladaptive behavior in detail.

      I totally get it AP — in order to recognize & understand those ‘depths’, you/we must go into the storm. I use to love my position/job at a Psych/A&D hospital which included a children’s & adolescent units, as well as an adult dual-diagnosis unit, adult pysch unit, & adult acute unit, i.e. where the padded-rooms were. This reminds me of an excellent 2000 film The Cell, with Jennifer Lopez & Vince Vaughn, where they had to literally go into the mind of a psychotic serial-killer’s mind to try & uncover where his last victim was hidden before being murdered. Seen it?

      …a very dark person who likes to explore…

      No surprise, I get that too. Like you’ve probably learned, I am fascinated with the power of the human mind & body when it is convinced there are fewer boundaries & restrictions than society imposes, resulting in its unleashing of courage followed by extraordinary deeper human experiences, i.e. MORE ALIVE! Unless one has been there, it can be difficult to convey to others for their understanding, as well as socially risky for us explorers to be known too openly. We must choose our battles carefully.

      Congratulations on your novel! I recommend an alias. It allows you the necessary time (better time) to determine WHO might be receptive to the real, the deeper AP. 🙂

      Many thanks for your feedback Ma’am. Did you need the password to the next two posts in this series?

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