Mental/psych problems (was: Suprafixes)
|From:||Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 17, 2003, 6:39|
On Sunday, November 16, 2003, at 05:02 AM, J Y S Czhang wrote:
> But the hardcore auxlangers didn't like mentions of either pidgins or
> "naturalism" - guess they are "control-freaks."
There were a couple us, at least, there once upon a time. But, like you,
we left :)
>> At least, I don't care yet. I may have a nervous breakdown somewhere
>> the way. ;-)
> LOL! One of the risks of conlanging... a good number of us here have
> mental/psych problems and take meds for 'em... (or should) ...
The thing to do is not to take it seriously. That was one of the problems
on Auxlang: they all seemed take their favored IALs way too seriously IMHO.
The experience was, however, salutary. I regard my BrSc project very much
the same way as I regard a demanding crossword or Latin Prose Composition
when I was at school - it's an intellectual exercise.
Seen that way, it's an excellent antidote the stresses of so-called 'real
life' - it stops the mental/psych problems dead in their tracks!
Vivat Conlang :)