The Problem of High Functioning Anxiety
by A.T. Kingsmith
When we internalise the dominant capitalist narrative of productivity above all else, which portrays people who rest and take breaks as unworthy of amity and contentment, it becomes an ideological apparatus through which we make sense of the world. As a result, many of the supports on offer are eclipsed by market logics that have little interest in eradicating or even suppressing mental ill-health. All too often, what counts for “help” seeks to expand our capacities to continue producing while remaining unwell, exploiting possible every moment of time and spare resource for the purposes of “self-actualisation.”
Since value in a capitalist society is determined by the labour people produce and not by the ambitions and principles they hold, we have accepted that the busier we keep ourselves, the happier we can expect our lives to be.
I have joined with many parents affected with the surreal , yet accepted issue of child abuse via Pathogenic Parenting / Domestic abuse.
As a survivor of Domestic Abuse, denial abounded that 3 sons were not affected. In my
desire to be family to those who have found me lacking . As a survivor of psychiatric abuse, therapist who abused also and toxic prescribed medications took me to hell on earth with few moments of heaven.
I will share my life, my experiences and my studies and research.. I will talk to small circles and I will council ; as targeted parents , grandparents , aunts , uncles etc. , are
denied contact with a child for reasons that serve the abuser ...further abusing the child.
I grasp the trauma and I have looked at the lost connection to a higher power..
I grasp when one is accustomed to privilege, equality can feel like discrimination..
Shame and affluence silences a lot of facts , truths that have been labeled "negative".
It is about liberation of the soul from projections of a alienator , and abuser ..
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