Monday, November 08, 2004

On Saturday my VCR's front panel stopped working - I couldn't eject the tape that was in it. AW from the Outreach Team identified the problem and fixed it. Very good of him to do that, I appreciate it.

I've got all sorts of paper work to do with being ill that I've been given over the years. I'm trying to be more organised. It all depends on how much concentration I can muster.

I had a glimmer of concentration at church on Sunday. During the bible reading I was able to follow the gist of the reading without becoming totally lost. I've been trying to stimulate my mind. First I was listening to music. Then I upped the ante by watching TV (Richard & Judy) and the BBC 6 O'Clock News and the Channel 4 News. Now that I've had a glimmer of concentration, I'll cut back on the TV to just watching the Channel 4 News and reading newspapers and books in the spare time generated.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Well, sometime back I asked one of my outreach workers (JX) "How come natural selection hasn't got rid of Schizophrenia?". She gave me various papers, one of which is called
Creativity, Evolution and Mental Illnesses. If I've read the paper correctly, it appears that schizophrenia contributes extra creativity to the general population. In other words, schizophrenia helps the group at the expense of the individual. I'd like to point out that, while meds are important, they do tend to inhibit thoought as opposed to promoting thought.