a psychiatric interview - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
...It’s all in how you phrase things. Stand up with passion and say you are “an angel of God sent to save the earth” and about six nurses will jump you. There goes your freedom and your ability to change even your own clothes let alone the world. But say, “You know what, my views are somewhat unorthodox. I believe that God is Love and Love will save the earth, save humanity. But I’m not running around trying to convert people. I’m just a writer. All I have are words to encourage people to be loving and do the right things.” Then you get the basic questions to test your mental functioning. Tell me about your childhood, what was your last vacation like? How is your sleep? Is anything worrying you? Easy, easy. I could answer them in my sleep. My mental functioning isn’t impaired. I can remember their lists of things and I walk in their door looking like I remembered to shower, wear clean clothes and put on make-up. So the shrinks don’t scare me anymore, they can put their needles away.
Found in Are you awake yet? - first draft, authored by .