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Subject: Re: Fresh start: help budget & life goals Date: 11/30/2011 12:00 PM
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There's a very specific set of ethics surrounding mental health treatment. Those were the ethics that were lacking. Whether you had your own personal set of ethics in mind is not for me to say.

I can't think of any situation that it would be a good idea to tell someone to direct that much anger and fear towards themselves unless you know for certain, from personal interaction, that it's unlikely to do harm, or they've agreed to it in advance, like saying they want a boot camp, tough love, butt-kicking motivating experience.

Even then, I personally wouldn't do it, but it apparently has worked for some people.


Let's say I don't have enough outlets in my living room. What worked for me was running drop cords from other rooms and using five extension cords plugged together. That's one message.

I personally know people who solved their electricity problem by running a drop cord from their neighbor's house. Not advocating it, but this works for some people. That's another message.

I tell someone also short on outlets they should do this, they need to do this, and they're an excuse-making spendthrift if they don't. They shouldn't listen to the licensed electrician who says that's a bad idea, and electricity really isn't as much of a big deal as people say it is. And since I don't know them, I don't know that they've got a couple of toddlers running around.

That's a dangerous message, and I would hope others who know about electricity would call me out on it as strong as they knew how.

cm
disclaimer: knows nothing about electricity and doesn't support any of the above
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