Did Evolution Take a Wrong Turn? Is This Why We Feel So Disconnected?

John McManamy Health Guide
  • I’m hard on work on my next book in The Bipolar Expert Series. This book will focus on behavior. I just completed four draft chapters that will comprise my part one. They are not the chapters I expected to write. Let’s investigate …   Ever since I could remember, I have always...

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Published On: February 05, 2016
5 Comments
  • HeyJude
    Nov. 18, 2016
    It's likely that every person alive experiences feelings of being that square peg in the wrong hole. When I was seven & learning to ride my new bike, it seemed so much more difficult for me than it did for my friends. They learned quickly, I did not. At that time, I somehow knew I was different. There were lots of other things, too, that reinforced this...
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    It's likely that every person alive experiences feelings of being that square peg in the wrong hole. When I was seven & learning to ride my new bike, it seemed so much more difficult for me than it did for my friends. They learned quickly, I did not. At that time, I somehow knew I was different. There were lots of other things, too, that reinforced this idea. I was pretty good in school (the 3 Rs), But my social skills were lacking, to say the least, and interaction with everything in my world seemed lopsided and out of whack. Was this all a precursor for Bipolar? Had there been diagnosis & treatment back in the 1950s for my symptoms, could my family & I have been spared the long and difficult road many have endured? There are no easy answers to these questions. I trust the man up there knew what he was doing when he made each of us imperfect, gave us our crosses to bear. our challenges and responsibilites as bipolars are great, and we must stay the course, make a difference for ourselves then others. Not easy, simply a given. No wrong turns, I believe all things in life are for good reason. The happy, the sad, and yes, even the challenge of bipolar illness. Hi John. Sure feels good to be "connected" with Health Central after a long absence. I wish you well with your book endeavors & I look forward to sharing ideas and thoughts with you and others.
    • John McManamy
      Health Guide
      Nov. 20, 2016
      Great to reconnect, HeyJude. I'm no longer with HealthCentral, but I would love to stay in touch. Please friend me on FB. Also, I have a book on behavior coming out very soon. Plus more stuff. Feel free to message me via FB. Talk soon! :)
  • Velvetviking
    Oct. 21, 2016
    I so resonate with this. I was just diagnosed bipolar ll, which I thought was an milder form of bipolar -- as if that means I should breathe a sigh of relief -- and actually just discovered that it's really not. I have been writing my memoir for several years now, and the prevailing theme is how difficult it has been for me to feel like I have any sense of...
    RHMLucky777
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    I so resonate with this. I was just diagnosed bipolar ll, which I thought was an milder form of bipolar -- as if that means I should breathe a sigh of relief -- and actually just discovered that it's really not. I have been writing my memoir for several years now, and the prevailing theme is how difficult it has been for me to feel like I have any sense of belonging here. So when I saw your post, it not only caused a resonance with me, it also helped me crystallize one of the core purposes of writing my story - to reach a hand across the void to all who feel as if they don't belong, and to provide a window into our hearts and minds for those who simply can't imagine feeling this way. Thank you for adding your voice, too.
    • John McManamy
      Health Guide
      Nov. 20, 2016
      So glad this struck a chord. I pick up on this theme in my next book. Feel free to friend me on FB to keep updated.
    • HeyJude
      Nov. 23, 2016
      Nice to hear from you. Also good to hear you are writing about your life. Many bipolars write great memoirs, articles and/or books about their experiences. There are never enough advocates for the mental health community. Sad but true. Change takes time for all minorities in our social system. Mhealth advocates do the best we can, we need a better support system...
      RHMLucky777
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      Nice to hear from you. Also good to hear you are writing about your life. Many bipolars write great memoirs, articles and/or books about their experiences. There are never enough advocates for the mental health community. Sad but true. Change takes time for all minorities in our social system. Mhealth advocates do the best we can, we need a better support system - I cannot imagine how we could ever pull off activism or even organized protest. We would all end up in jail. Or worse. Good luck with everything you face. God bless you.