I’ve attended a number of NAMI presentations and felt comfortable with their acceptance and belief that psychosis is a disorder of the brain.  Now, on Word Press, I read that many folks are insulted that their pain is attributed to a physical malfunction.  I wish the two groups would meet together and thrash it out!  That’s the way I used to feel in college, that I’d like my rat lab  professor to sit down with my Gestalt professor and clarify and iron out their differences, which were a little difficult for the students to accept both approaches as gospel.

Now what I’m about to say will earn me arguments (I can feel it coming) without any malice on my part.  My thoughts follow on the observation that there seem to be thousands more transgenders than ever.  Maybe…just maybe…it’s due to the support movement and relaxation (in some states) of  social phobias.  But then I recall reading about the great increase in our culture of estrogen additives, and also of reports that the sperm count has nosedived.  Could the huge increase in the various gender continuums be in part the offshoot of  various kinds of changes in the environment?  I’m not saying that the increase in transgenders is bad, but they seem to derive a lot of emotional pain from it, and I don’t know what most of the pain springs from.

Now understand that I’m using the word “transgenders” loosely, because I know there’s a glossary of various terms in use.  In some species (I’m too lazy to look it up) evolution, or just nature somehow, limits over-population. It would seem than one result of a burgeoning of transgenders might have the side effect of population control.

Even though I quiver at the thought of being castigated, go ahead and let me hear from you: everybody, anybody.



About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.
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  1. Sallie Carpentier says:

    I like it…although your estrogen theory would only account for males to female..right?


  2. Sautee Barb says:

    Don’t we all have hormones of both sexes? Take a look online at all the different kinds of hormones humans have. What’s amazing is that we are so similar, that so many of us fit a sexual “norm.” Could the apparent increase in transgender identities be a sign that we are less willing to be herded into normalcy?


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