Journey into the Human Mind

Imagine going on a deep dive into the ocean, where the deeper you go, the more you discover about the world around you. In much the same way, we’ll explore the relationship between severe mental illnesses and our most basic, primal emotions that drive our social interactions. Think about the strong feelings that arise when you see a close friend after a long time or the rush of protectiveness you feel for a family member in trouble. These emotions, so raw and instinctive, are the glue that binds us all together.

But sometimes, things go wrong. Instead of acting as a uniting force, these emotions can malfunction and overwhelm us, leading to serious mental illnesses. It’s not that these illnesses twist our feelings into something unrecognizable. Rather, they’re like a microphone turned up too loud, amplifying emotions to a level that’s hard to handle.

But here’s the silver lining: by examining these intense feelings, we can get a magnified view of our basic human emotions, helping us understand ourselves and each other better.

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4 Comments on “Our Inner Emotions: Mental Illness Reveals Your Deepest Feelings (for y.a. by chat gpt)”

  1. I think you’re on a very interesting path. I was trained as a clinical psychologist in the 60s when the field was dominated by Freudian and other “depth” theories. Clinical psychology, and psychology more generally, has now moved to neuroscience. You’re on what I see as a related path–the study of emotions, how they evolved, and how they can misfire. Perhaps the study of emotions and the study of neuroscience will intersect some day. It seems to me that emotions are tied at least in part to brain structures and chemistry.

    1. Thanks very much for your comment Mark. Emotions are definitely tied to brain structure and chemistry, but I think it is at the “distal end point” of biology at the experiential level and is extremely complex, perhaps unique in every individual.

  2. Fantastic images, encouraging, expressive, helpful. I am so pleased that you are exploring these possibilities through AI…To me, AI is coming to seem like Jung’s collective unconscious…trying to understand itself. –Jonathan

    1. Thank you very much Jonathan! I caught the first day Dalle-3 was available on Chat GPT, so I am agog with it.
      I think all our relationships have the property of WILL, and AI has inherited that agency, so, yes I agree, our relational “intentions,” in the process of AI’s development, will expand our collective consciousness.

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