The Red Pill or the Blue Pill?
Written by Dante on Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Body Integrity Identity Disorder – That’s what we’re all here talking about; how it sucks, how we try and make it suck a lot less.
For me, it would suck oh so greatly less if it were, well, nonexistant. I could swallow a magic pill and poof, I was done with it. No more BIID, my mental self would be aligned with my physical self, I wouldn’t need to be deaf. That would be ideal…but at what consequence?
I have talked to others about that very consequence, if they had the opportunity to just swallow that idealistic pill, would they?
A friend of mine, and someone they correspond with seem to lean toward ‘no’. Why?
Their personal identity of needing, having to be their disability is so strong and established within their mental existence, that to erase that would ‘leave a gap’ inside. Even if it meant they didn’t have the longing feeling to need to acquire their needed disability. Their mental self would be aligned with their present able-bodied physical self.
My friend and I discussed the feasibility of one day having a mental or psychological cure for BIID. When you identify in some particular fashion, can ‘you’ actually be cured? If there is a way to neutralise the mental aspect of BIID, so that you would no longer need to be physically changed, would you have to erase the Claire, Sean, Dante, or whomever, that identifies themselves differently from their physical self? Is it really a cure, or ‘plastic surgery for the mental image’?
Should the mind be made to fit the body, or the body made to fit the mind?
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