I posted this on Facebook, and will also post it here. But here we can go more in-depth, as many times we seem to be one of many targeted groups.
If a person is mentally ill, sometimes they are committed and sent somewhere where they are separated from the rest of society, and often locked up, sort of like animals.
The worse the person's behaviour gets, the less human(ely) they get treated, sometimes being restrained to various degrees, and if bad enough they get restrained in a way that they cannot move at all.
Then they may also be given "medicine", either orally or through a needle going up the ass. It is to "calm them down" but often they end up sleeping for several hours. In a way, the ways that these poor people get treated has vastly improved from what it was in the 1800s and earlier. But, much of it has in fact still not changed.
Why can't society treat the mentally ill the same way the otherwise ill are treated - with tons of sympathy rather than ridicule? Folks can still be unnecessarily harsh, and this is the 21st century! Come on - where is the understanding? In the developed world at least, even the treatment of AIDS has been completely reformed, and it has only been identifiable for less than 50 years, yet mental illness has been around for hundreds of years. That makes no sense.
And finally, there's us - the adult babies, the diaper lovers, the littles. We must keep our lives a secret from the majority of people we know, or else they may abandon us and/or start treating us as if we are mentally ill, as described above. But are we true lunatics? What really makes someone a lunatic anyway?
What are your thoughts, guys?