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I'm writing this because it is really sending me in to a frenzy tonight and I don't know where to turn. I'm really struggling with the idea of how much control I have and whether I am truly a unique person.

It strung from the idea of depersonalisation syndrome itself. We all seem to have the same or similar thoughts, which leads me to believe we aren't unique people at all. It feels like we are pre- programmed to think these things and I just can't wrap my head around it. Does that mean we are robots?

It seems so unbelievably coincidental that we all have these thoughts? I don't know if I have put this very well. But it's really bugging me. It seems unbelievable that people can have these thoughts and just get on with life, being an automaton.

What do people think? Is it just that I'm in such a state that I can't think straight?
 

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You're not thinking straight.
Discard all of your anxiety and depersonalization momentarily and try to think as if you didn't have any of those disorders, and read what you just wrote. Does it seem like it could actually be true? Truly, genuinely think about it. It's your anxiety.

We are not robots. Robots don't need oxygen. Robots don't have bodily functions. We think alike because we're from the same species. We're constructed the same.
Look, try deep breathing. I know anxiety is hard, but you won't recover if you don't take action. Meditation helps a lot, search for guided meditation on youtube.
Message me if you need any advice at all.
 

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well, we aren't robots, but i think we are just extremely complicated circuits in the brain. somewhere in that consciousness exists. i think that scares the shit out of most people, so we come up with spirits and souls and so on. we think alike, because like dope said, we have the same bodies and similar brains to some degree - we are the same species. we all experience thoughts, feelings etc and there has to to be quite a high degree of similarity given that we are of the same species.

would it be so bad if we were all quite similar? wouldn't it be more of a motherfucker if we are all 100 per cent completely different and could never agree on things, share similar perspective, understand each other and engage in conversations that already have a high degree of implicit contextual understanding. being similar allows us to communicate and cooperate. but you are unique, we all are.
 
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