Did you ever notice how sometimes in our lives we get stuck? How our world of knowledge and influence becomes stagnant? How some people know one very small piece of the puzzle, but almost never are able to see the “bigger picture”
The Forest & The Trees
These questions are coming to me nowadays, as I realize how so many of society’s so-called “experts” and others that people look up to know only a very small piece of the puzzle of life. It’s like finding out that the emperor has no clothes on, and nobody wants to say anything.
This is true of the mental health industry. It’s true of the computer industry. I imagine it’s true for every profession out there. Our role models — the people we look up to for advice and counsel — don’t always have all the answers. And in many cases, if you go outside of their small sphere of knowledge and influence, they are even more ignorant than the Average Joe on the street.
What is this? Some sort of great epiphany of mine? No, just another lesson I learned pursuing the innocence of belief.
Stuck in Stagnation How many of us have never experienced the feeling of stuckness?
(Very few, I imagine, and if you are one of those who haven’t yet, you will.)
I feel stuck in my life right at this moment in time. I feel like the world of Internet psychology is moving at the usual slow pace of psychological knowledge (which is absolutely glacial in relation to Internet time). I feel professionals in mental health and in healthcare in general (especially the docs) are not embracing the open communities and technologies of the Net as quickly as I (and many others) had hoped.