He said that the majority of people live within a box, and that’s their entire reality. All they see is the inside of the box, and they’re ‘asleep’ to anything else. People that have suffered from some form of mental illness are ‘awake’, because they’ve seen reality outside the box. He said no matter how hard people try to put that person back into the box, they will never fit, because they’ve seen something beyond it all.
I visited my therapist the other day. First therapist, second session.
What was interesting about this session was the comment he made about my haircut and its asymmetry (one side is rather short, while the other side is longer, and it a-lines in the back).
He wrapped up the session by concluding that I enjoy things to be asymmetrical, “chaotic”, or strange, because the strangeness makes me feel comfortable. I don’t like things to be perfect or completely normal. However, at the same time, there is a bit of symmetry that I like to have. Since things and people around me have usually been very unpredictable, sometimes I enjoy having some sort of structure.
I never thought of this in terms of symmetry and asymmetry.