I had found my people, my tribe.

by Jon Kay

It is a difficult subject to discuss without prelude. I have gone through many stages of push and pull.

At this point, I regret not having cultivated some of the community experience in earlier days. Without the benefit of shared history, the odds of favorable outcome drop off greatly.

I did have one epiphany. In a TED talk see link below, Ruby Wax says, "I had found my people, my tribe."

(Laughter) "Because they became my only friends, they became my friends". Listening to her talk I immediately felt "at home".

From TED Talks: What's so funny about mental illness?

So this may say something important to you too.

Glad to see you try,

Jon Kay electrojonatattdotcom

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who wrote this?
by: Frida Faiola

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round
pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of
rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree
with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They
imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never
been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?

While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy
enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Thank you J.
by: Anonymous

Welcome to the tribe J.!
The tribe where people understand each other....

Heroics - Don't be a Chump
by: Jon Kay

The last thing I'm looking for is heroics. The second to last thing I am seeking out is help from the government. To these altruistic for profit corporations [they are ALL money driven] you are just a cash cow for their big salaries and bottom line. For example search the history of HCA - Hospital Corporation of America.

Don't be a chump.

Finding Your Own Tribe
by: Joe W.

Jon, Your a very brave person. Myself, I just love Ted Talks and usually find many interesting subjects and new ideas presented that require greater understanding and definitely more action.

One such area is mental illness. As was pointed out on Ted Talks mental illness is probably more prevalent in society than the public is aware of, and yet there are so few resources dedicated to helping find solutions.

Unfortunately, there is still a stigma found in different areas such as mental illness, disability, and social welfare. There are actually individuals that could possibly have all three of these conditions at the same time.

And yet, in a lot of cases whether it's deliberate or not we let these people fend for themselves. And as if this wasn't bad enough we could also see some of these people trying to survive below the poverty line with very little help at all.

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