What is your best asset

Your best asset
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personality - 50.0%
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happy most of the time - 16.7%
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your looks - 16.7%
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multi tasker - 0.0%
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intelligence - 16.7%

 
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Cateyes
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   Posted 3/17/2010 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
What is your best asset?  We have all explained what we are ashamed of and how this disease has done so much damage to our lives so, now what has this given you that you believe you have been blessed with.  Be creative, explore your own thoughts. 
nono smhair smilewinkgrin turn tongue yeah idea  
I believe I have the ability to make people smile and realize it is not so bad when they are down.  I also believe my intelligence is more in depth than most people.  I have a better understanding of others emotions.  I have been blessed with adapitality.  I can multi task intensely.  When my mind is made up on a project I do not let myself be reduced to the fact that I am a girl. I can entertain myself!!!
yeah   I think we should all try to say if we are having a bad day followed by giving ourself a compliment.  The point is we have this Bipolar but we do not have to be reduced to all the negatives that it brings.  We are so busy beating ourselves up from all the things we hear about ourselves we cannot focus on the gift it brings.  The rest of the world focuses on our bad qualities. I think as a group we should unite and focus on our positive traits.  Just a thought!!
Bi-polar, Adhd, Anxiety disorder, PTSD with a child with ADHD BIPOLAR Anxiety


Cateyes
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   Posted 3/17/2010 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
lol means laugh out loud. Hey I like to laugh at myself I find that as a blonde I have alot to laugh at.
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happy bill
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   Posted 3/17/2010 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   

 

   I would have to say my ability to find emphathy and concern for people, along with my desire to make people laugh.

   I would like it bring up the fact that i am truly a handsome man who inspires lust in all women. Yes, thats it, i'm also one of the top 5 worlds greatest lovers, Yea, that to.  Oh, and im rich, like in a gazzilionaire, i just work 12 hours a day to keep in touch with the "common" man.  But on my off days i drive around in my rolles royce and borrow grey popon mustard from other rich people.

   Yeah, all thats true,  every single little bit of it.

   And yet agian i have to ask you all. 

    DO I NEED TO HAVE MY MEDICATION ADJUSTED????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

 

  tongue turn wink smilewinkgrin yeah


Tainted
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   Posted 3/17/2010 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hahaha, Bill you crack me up. And I like this thread. I feel like I've been thinking rationally today for the first time in a while, it started when I realized that someone was hitting on me last night. I never realize when girls are into me until someone tells me. Anyways...

I woke up this morning and was thinking of this exact same thing. "How can I use this to my advantage, and how has it helped me?". The first thing that came to mind was empathy. I have always related to a wide range of people because I have experienced such a wide range of emotions. I know what it is to be hurting so bad and have nobody understand, I don't wish that on anybody and I always try my very best to cheer people up and be there for them. I am also very good at creative problem solving, including exploring other peoples problems to come to logical conclusions or courses of action. Until I started talking about all this, and maybe the meds are kicking in, Bipolar prevented me from applying this much to myself. When I think about my own fealings I feel lost and confused. This board has helped me tons with this, it helps to get it in writing and share that writing with people.


The exception to this brings me to my next one: Music. Specifically lyrics. I can't sit down and write a song, rather a song will "pour out of me" at random. I almost never realise what the song is about until much later when I can look back on the lyrics objectionably, and it is usually pretty deep and helps me understand myself. I also often write a song that I think is stupid, corny, boring, etc, then I find it in some random notepad years later and realize it is quite good. Probably my two favorite songs to play with the band are songs I wrote a long time ago, didn't like at all, and now everybody loves them. Interestingly enough they both deal heavily with bipolar ("Here I am again, I'm giving in, I'm giving in, betray my friends to this depression" and "yeah I love my life doin how I do, and sometimes I'm a liar, well how 'bout you?").

Multi-tasking, yep! I multitask a ton. If I get into a groove or get comfortable with an activity I can do it without thinking. One of the most common things I hear after I play a gig is "Man, how do you sing, play guitar, and play harmonica at the same time?" I've had many very experienced musicians tell me that they just can't imagine doing this, and they even have a hard time singing and playing. For me, it is easier to do many things at once than one thing at a time. When I do one thing at a time I think about it too much and it trips me up.

Thanks for a fun post :D

32flavors
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   Posted 3/17/2010 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Tainted, you sound like an interesting guy. I relate to just about everything you say.

This is an awkward question because I don't typically going around talking about how much I love myself. I almost chose "intelligence" cuz I'm pretty darn smrt, lol. But at times it something that brings me a lot of frustration and unnecessary things to dwell on. So I'd have to go with personality, sense of humor. I do my best to make others smile.

Happy bill, I too am a beautiful sensual woman who inspires lust in both men AND women! And the greatest lover - I thought you looked familiar! LOL

I think my meds are kicking in. Today I'm completely MANIC. It's nice to be back!!!
"...i am 32 flavors and then some..." ~ ani difranco
 
and yes, you can call me Carrie :)


happy bill
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   Posted 3/17/2010 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   

 

  You all know my motto, if you arnt laughing you arnt trying. LOL LOL LOL 

    I am a legend in my own mind, and with a mind as messed up as mine thats quite the legand indeed. LOL LOL LOL

   I'll bet you are also a handful 32 flavors, Just about everyone on this board is over the top in some way or another.

 

Thanks everyone, this is a fun, positive thread, and you know we all deserve to think positive about ourselves now and again.';

   Bill

 


Cateyes
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   Posted 3/17/2010 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Man guys you all did such a wonderful job and to feel like I am alone with multi tasking. Whatever. I am so glad I found each and everyone of you. I do believe that the world is very critical of us and we are a group that needs to pick eachother up and realize we are just smater than most. I am writing a book which I generally do not share with most people. Tainted your a musician and bill you help others by putting your life on the line. 32 flavors your smart and outgoing. it's hard to look at what we are brining to the table but if we can focus on that I believe all of us will realize we are gifted in some way and may even figure out that we are suppose to be different. It's a divine plan of some sorts. Of course we are going to experience hard times and more depression than most but, is that for reasons unknown. I believe every situation we encounter prepares us for something more.
This exercise was not to blow our heads up it was more about thinking of how you contribute to the world and what you can offer. Society beats us up on a regular basis but, if we can grasp something about our self that is truely amazing maybe our depression will not last as long and we can pick ourselves up only to realize we really do like ourselves even if the world doesn't have a clear understanding of us. By the way without us all them psychologist would not be rich as hell. So thank god for BP people!!!
Bi-polar, Adhd, Anxiety disorder, PTSD with a child with ADHD BIPOLAR Anxiety


Cateyes
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   Posted 3/17/2010 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
If anyone is on I am in chat room
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Tainted
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   Posted 3/17/2010 5:05 PM (GMT -7)   
So I've been thinking a lot today, and I'm really making a lot of "head" way (pun intended). Depression and mania is a beast, to be sure. I keep thinking of stories I've read or movies I've seen where there is a scary beast. The beast pushes people to hide, run, live at a fraction of their potential, until at the end the beast is tamed and used for good.

Think about the giant flying creature in Avatar, or the giant worm in Dune. Or the force in starwars. Just like this, Bi-polar will drive us mad to the point of death if we let it control our lives. If we take control, focus the energy, control the direction, then we can accomplish a great deal more than any normal person. It is my belief now that bi-polar people are necesary for change in the world. We are the people who inspire the masses, in life and in death (hence most of my heroes are long dead but still impacting this world in imeasureable ways). We are the people who take charge and stand for what we believe in (unfortunately even when we are wrong). We can torment ourselves and this world, or we can use this gift to effect a possitive change.

Lets do it. (not sexual, bill ;)

To quote William Blake (not exact quotes) from the Proverbs of Hell:

"The eagle never wasted so much time as when he conceded to learn of the crow." -- Stop wasting your time wishing you were like somebody else and just be yourself.

or

"The strait road is paved with progress, but the crooked road is the road of genius."

Tainted

32flavors
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   Posted 3/17/2010 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like you're on the bright side of bipolar today :) I'm finally out of my funk as well - looks like the prozac is kicking in. But the sun is shining for the first time in I don't know how long, so that helps too.

When I'm depressed, I lament the burden of bipolar... why me, poor me, worthless me.... But the majority of the days are GOOD. That doesn't mean I'm happy all the time, but I'm able to recognize that I (we) have a gift. For me, it is the ability to FEEL and to emphathize with others. People sense that about me and feel comfortable talking to me. We can - and do - inspire others! The highs are high and the lows are low, but we are never boring!
"...i am 32 flavors and then some..." ~ ani difranco
 
and yes, you can call me Carrie :)

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