Tuesday, February 24, 2009

To happy beginnings and crazy endings...

I have completed an extensive inventory of those around me and have come to one conclusion…brace yourself…I know this will come as a complete shock but…there are a LOT of crazy people out there! There are all different degrees and levels of craziness. I know your reading this and your think, yep, I know those people too. I know this because they are indeed everywhere.

Some crazy people I love. My family and my best friend Jac are all kinds of crazy, but they keep life interesting. I’m all sorts of crazy too. We are the passionate, wild, and kooky crazy. Then there are the people whom you would sooner walk barefoot on pavement in the dead heat of summer than to be near. I know your smiling because the image of someone just popped in your mind, don’t deny it!

I guess you should know that in the not so distant future I will be released from prison, otherwise known as the University where I have been at for the past several semesters. I will sit through a few hours of speeches and names being called to receive my liberation, a piece of paper I have worked so hard for. I will go on to serve another sentence to receive yet another piece of paper so that I may counsel people. I know…scary…people’s sanity in my hands. The crazy leading the crazy…is that like the blind leading the blind?

Now, of course, I’m being sarcastic. If you knew me then you would know that I can be very sarcastic, it is my inner comedian. I have a true desire to help and a keen ability to listen. Of course a counselor only helps people help themselves. It is a common misconception that counselors give advice and solve problems…well maybe Dr. Phil does that…but not so much in the office of a counselor.

I say all of that to say, there are only a handful of my colleagues that I would trust with anyone’s mental state. Many of them suffer from severe mental illness themselves. I’ve watched a classmate shout at another classmate because he objected to her idea. I have watched the manipulations of another classmate as she smiles at one person only to stab them in the back as they walk away. It’s like a Friday the 13th movie as you walk through the halls of the psych department. I realize this stuff goes on in the everyday lives of millions everywhere; however these are the ones who will have vulnerable lives in their hands. I think before anyone is able to have that power they should undergo an extensive psychological exam their self.

Well, this concludes my first installment, please stay tuned. I have a 100% money back guarantee on this blog! If you are not completely satisfied with what I have to say then you get all of nothing back!