There's an acquaintence of mine who recently got some sort of psychology degree and he wants to help people with mental health issues, and he is a lovely guy, but recently on facebook he posted something about star signs that make the best romantic partner, and from the comments he and his other friends were making, he takes it all very seriously, and I think, you want to help people with real life emotional struggles, and you're following a bunch of fairy tale rules about what sort of woman would be your ideal life companion...
I mean, I think that a lot of depression and anxiety come from simply bad brain chemistry, beyond our control, but also, that people can needlessly burden themselves at times with silly things. I know people that take the star signs and the zodiac seriously, and while they remain my friends and are wonderful people, it does cause them unnecessary stress.
The part where the psychic says "If you suspect he is stealing from you, leave him money so he doesn't have to" was the scariest part of that story. That's like telling someone to "leave the front door unlocked so that a burglar doesn't have to break into your home". So instead of advising her to break up with the boyfriend or go to the police, she chose to protect her "predictions" so she didn't have to fork out a refund and ruin her business. And there are people who are vulnerable, lonely and gullible who go to these kind of people for guidance.So just today I ran across this article:
https://getpocket.com/explore/item/my-p ... ket-newtab
And yeah, that reminded me of this conversation. Apparently this woman's psychic told her to date psychopath who stole her jewelry, lied to her, cheated, and then later stalked her.
But at the end, this woman admits that she just saw the "psychic" because she just wanted someone else to make decisions for her, because having someone else make decisions for you is easier than making them yourself, or so she thought. But in the end it led to disaster. And she ended up in a much more difficult state than if she had been making decisions on her own.
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