"I have to sort of either fight or accept this voice and sort of take the power away from it to be able to get a grasp on what's truly happening."
So, the main thing about my schizophrenia is that I have these voices in my head that tell me things about the world that may not be true, and so it's my job to sort of parse out all this stuff and figure out what is reality and what is not.
So, I have a voice in my head that is sort of like a demon that whispers to me that people are thinking that I'm weak, or that I am a wuss, or that I'm not a good human being, or that I am stupid, or that I'm weird looking, just all this stuff, and tells me that people are out to get me, and that people are making fun of me, or against me in some way.
So, I have to sort of either fight or accept this voice and sort of take the power away from it to be able to get a grasp on what's truly happening. So that's part and parcel of the experience of living with schizophrenia. I still have some residual paranoia, I still have some pretty heavy anxiety when I go out and talk to people and try to be social with people, but I just ride through it.
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