Cut to the Chase: Accepting People’s Insanity

Lessons from the man who thought he was a zombie.

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Comments (8)

(7) goli, March 17, 2016 2:39 PM

You're absolutely right!

Dr. Dave!
My partner sent me this video one day a couple of weeks ago. I watch it every single morning because it gives me the courage to stick to my decision as to let go of my insistance to fix my relationship with my daughter. I had tried for three years. It breaks my heart but life has to go on and this video made me understand that I had made a good decision. I do realize now that life must go on and we have to let go at some point. Thank you!

(6) goli, March 11, 2016 11:47 AM

this video saved me!

Was sent this video by a friend. I have problems with my daughter and for 3 years had tried to talk with her about them. No use! I let it go! My life is much better and so is our relationship. I'm letting her be the "zombie" :) I listen to this video every morning to make me feel more resolute in my decision that my daughter and I are different and that's how it's going to be. I love her no matter what, even as a zombie :)
Thank you Dr. David!

(5) Harry Pearle, March 7, 2016 6:09 PM

Crazy-Making Actions Might have some Response (Beep)

Again, I have mixed feelings. Perhaps if we can discover some crazy-making activities in people, we can give them some feedback to limit it......For example, people talk super FAST these days, and that can drive us up a wall.....Perhaps some gestures or humor can be used to get people to back off, in seconds...When I am walking, for example, I often say, BEEP BEEP to people and they usually yield, immediately... THANKS

(4) Anonymous, March 7, 2016 1:14 AM

bipolar patients

G-d bless. what about bipolar patients. how does one call it a day, with loved ones. we just cant give up on them, esp when they miss their medication. please advice.

(3) Dvirah, March 6, 2016 7:20 PM

Group Insanity

Should we apply this advise to dealing with the BDS and their supporters?

(2) Dr. Alex Pister, March 6, 2016 6:16 PM

Sage and true words

Thx for the wise words of your video. I've personally seen this lesson in action. My only regret is that I waited far too long to come to the conclusion that the person I was dealing with would somehow become healthy and rational. Once I finally realized the hopeless futility of it I gained an enormous sense of relief, calm and happiness.

goli, March 11, 2016 11:53 AM

So true!

I had the exact experience with my daughter. I tried for 3 years to fix our relationship by talking lovingly and rationally. Nothing worked. I gave up and now both of us are very happy. I once heard a wise man say: Some people you have to love from afar.
So true!
I don't havd the same close relationship that I once had with her but it certainly feel much more at peace and at least we can talking without getting into huge fights. Sometimes the best thing to do is live and let live :)

(1) Divina Acker, March 6, 2016 5:03 PM

You are spot on Dr. Lieberman!

I worked as a psychiatric nurse before and know exactly what you are talking about.

 

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