01-13-17 Thought for the Day
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!
"Presenting the patient with truth and facts is a threat to their identity eliciting anger and resentment" -- Sigmund Freud
While not true for everybody,might very well be true for all people who have mental/emotional problems, even if expressed as a physical illness. Plenty of people get their identity from their 'illness'. They'd rather suffer pain, discomfort, and worse than to let go of it by trying natural methods or change of lifestyle.
How often have I heard diabetes sufferers say: Do you really think anyone would want to have this illness" when offered suggestions for diet changes. Well, what can you say to that other than the honest truth, which simply is "Yes, some rather lose toes, vision, life and limb than make the changes and I do believe that it is because the person holding on to an illness gets more attention, reward by having the problem, than by getting/being well.