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Run For Your Life Therapy
This is Stripes, he'll be your motivational tiger today. (Inspired by Ian Tindale's Comfort Gator idea)
Suffering from depression? Feel like life isn't worth living?
Welcome and thank you for volunteering for abject
horror therapy. RELEASE THE TIGERS!
The patients would have a reasonable head start to
their safety escape doors but they'd have to move. If
were to slip or otherwise
not reach safety in time,
try their best to save the patient but granted, this would
be extremely dangerous.
Now here's how it would work. That feeling you had a
second ago, where the animal part of your brain took
and said "LIVE!", embrace that, feel it. Let it sink in. Get
touch with the thrill of life, that animal instinct to
Maybe this would get the person in touch with something
they're missing, feeling the thrill of wanting to live.
Again, obviously this would all be very voluntary on the
[hippo, Mar 14 2018]
[bs0u0155, Mar 14 2018]
||<wonders how fast 8th of 7 runs...>
||It's a Darwin-win situation.
||The same effect can be achieved by buying a motorcycle. In
theory, they should be cheaper on upkeep than a Tiger.
That would have worked out in practice had some clot
avoided the ethanol contaminated fuel idea. Right now I'd
rather be sourcing wild pig/unlucky villager meat than
contemplating 4 carb rebuilds synchronization and front
brakes. Why do front brakes on a loud bicycle cost more
than my first car? Maybe if I can get an "insufficient risk
syndrome" diagnosis I can claim it as a medical expense?
||//The same effect can be achieved by buying a
motorcycle// - see link
||Oddly enough, something not completely unlike this might
work, to an extent, on some depressives, sometimes. It
would probably _not_ work for people with the severest
depression: not only might they just not want to escape,
but they might be physically incapable of it - severe
depression causes muscle weakness and other physical
symptoms, as well as psychological ones.
||*careful dyslexics, this is not about bolting anything to a
||Nor does it have anything to do with colored writing liquid
derived from phoca vitulinae.
||//not only might they just not want to escape,
but they might be physically incapable of it//
||I was wondering if a less dangerous and more
plausible version of this therapy might work.
Virtual reality roller coaster or something.
||Maybe some kind of self preservation activating
pushing a sequence of buttons trying to avoid a
painful but harmless shock for instance.
||You know that game where somebody puts their
palms down on your upwards facing palms and you
try to slap the top of their hands while they try to
pull them away? Maybe something like that where
you're very tense and needing catlike reflexes to
avoid the mild punishment. I'd be interested to see
doing exercises like this for an hour might release
endorphins or dopamine or something that could
||Maybe it might even do some brain re-wiring. I
thought I heard somewhere that anti depressants
sometimes teach a person how to feel better.
Maybe this is a more natural way to experience the
thrill of wanting to protect yourself and having
that feeling be remembered for other areas of the
person's day to day activities.