People are stressed, depressed, suicidal, PTSD, medicated, crazed and angry. Modern times take a heavy toll. Sooner or later we all run into people who are on the raggedy edge How do you deal with them?
I came of age in the crazy 70s, so I have a strategy from back then that works pretty well. Treat these people like they are on a bad acid trip. They are under the influence of powerful forces that just have to run their course. All you can do is keep them from hurting themselves or other people. Assure them that what they are experiences isn't reality. The crisis will pass. All they have to do is ride it out. Things will get better. Don't do anything drastic.
Of course, you yourself could be on the raggedy edge. Same treatment. The acute crisis will pass. Later you'll be in a better state of mind to deal with things. Don't like craziness run away with you. Stay safe. Stay away from sharp pointy things. Your mind is out of balance, but its temporary. Don't do anything permanent while under the influence of modern life.
Yep, life is sometimes like a bad acid trip. I've never done acid, but life has taken me on some bad trips. Don't panic. This too shall pass.
Peace and Balance.
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