The Prison of Reputation It's just like it sounds. I'm outside of my belief-bubble. The question is, do I want to go back in? Can I go back? Does belief have a limit? Curiosity certainly tests our limits. Belief...is scrutiny; it's an egg shell. Don't live in a shell if you're afraid of the dark. Belief is an eggshell. Do you see the majesty? Intelligence is a curious field of study.
I’m a Sardonic Poet. I provoke with honesty. I share my personality. Aaaalll of it. If my work offends you, it’s because you choose to tolerate your suffering. I don't. Why? Would your doctor have the courage to document and expose their personality? No. Why? The prison of reputation. Honesty is inconveniently shaped. Governing bodies leverage deception as an instrument to avoid mounting debt. Why? Trust is fickle. If you can't trust a doctor, trust a veterinarian.
Whether you’re the Prime Minister or a doctor, your livelihood hinges on the approval of others. There's this illusion of integrity we accept about doctors because institutions ordain them as this immaculate authority (in their area of expertise). Yet authority can be shaken by politics, greed and doubt. If your livelihood hinges on the approval of those you treat, that can conflict with what shakes your conscience; especially when you live by Hippocratic Oath (or one's inability to pay down mounting debt).
The space a reputable doctor cannot occupy, I share about myself publicly. Why? To reveal that everyone can be an "authority" if trusted. Trust gives you authority. If you are not trusted, your reputation implodes. Greed? I'm on disability leave so I'm independently funded; without internal pressure to conform to a company's doctrine; your approval or disproval has no influence. Therefore, my treatments never serve the "illusion" of integrity; compared to those who rely on it to intercept suspicion before being exposed as dishonest. Doubt? Simple. Doubt is the God we reject. Doubt loves to mislead doubters. Politics is just dividing people by their can'ts and won'ts. Me? I can't give a fuck, and I won't be disingenuous.
Do not choose to tolerate your suffering-well...you can, but expect to be really offended (all the time). I accept who I am completely, but before that could happen, I had to know thyself. Aaaalll of it. I share 7 years worth of insights from my journey from psychosis to the present.You can browse this site yourself, read my books, sign-up for a course or be a guest on my podcast. All I want for payment is your testimonial (<500 words). The prison of reputation is what works for doctors because governing bodies have reputations to uphold. Yet, the freedom of disapproval is what works for me. Why? I don't believe prisoners (of politics, greed and doubt) know better about conscience (or oaths).
"Are you a prisoner Sardonic Poet?" >Yes. "Aha!" >To my conscience. "Oh."
>This is why I'm not shaken by politics, greed, or doubt. But if I am I'll be honest. You can trust I'm only shaken by my inability to accept failure, yet sharing my failure is how I prove I am honest. That's why I'm not afraid. Which creed would you choose to diagnose your problems?
For me, The Freedom of Disapproval has ultimately revealed: Good is Tinder. If you don't know what that means, you have a lot to learn. Enjoy.