Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Often I'm asked "Are you insane?". Considering the content on my websites it's a reasonable question. Being a reasonable man I created this website. And there you have it. I'm not insane. Plain and simple. Have I ever spent time in a mental health facility? No. Am I a schizophrenic? No. Am I on medication for a flurry of personality disorders? No. Does walking down the street holding this sign prove that I'm not insane? I'd like to think so. And so I do it as often as I can. Wouldn't you?
Posted by Tom Winkler at 3:00 PM
People never feel safer than when they are with someone who declares clearly that they are not a threat. Often in crowds people want to get a record of a truly sane person. I imagine they ask themselves: "Who is this nice man... and why do I feel so comfortable with him?" It's because I'm not insane. Often they take two pictures, one horizontal and one vertical. Why should that cause me distress? I do not suffer from mood, cognitive or personality disorders. They want two pictures to share their experience of being with someone free from psychological and behavioral patterns which could cause harm to them or their loved ones. I display the fundamental characteristics of a person who is not insane ... and people people feel good around me. I liked to set fires as a young boy... but that was long ago.
Posted by Tom Winkler at 2:40 PM
Monday, November 2, 2009
My interactions in public when holding my sign yield wonderful results. People know that they will not come to any harm. They feel secure in knowing that I am free of mental problems. They often want to pose next to me. We even put our arms around each other. They feel safe with me and that is because I reflect a bastion of mental health.
Posted by Tom Winkler at 2:27 PM
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Generalized anxiety disorder? No way. I go out in public all the time. Strangers see that I am not plagued with acute dysfunctional behaviors. Groups of people want to have their picture taken with me. Groups! What other proof could anyone possibly need than to see me in a photograph with several people all of whom feel comfortable with me knowing that I am free of sociopathic tendencies or prenatal brain damage?
Posted by Tom Winkler at 2:54 PM