The above questions are most often found in surveys or questionnaires that are seeking to gauge our frame of mind at any given moment in one’s life – mostly after one has met usually with a mental crisis and is about to be carted off to the guys in white uniforms. Either that, or your employers wanting to check to see if you can still do the job at minimal cost to them. The latter (what’s on your mind?), more so on the commonly used and globally accessed social network – Facebook. This is actually a form of self-help, do-it-yourself therapy give or take with some followers who will chip in to add their ingredients to solving your mind’s wanderings. Sometimes it helps; sometimes it just makes it worse depending on the level of extremity of action/words taken.
In all, such questions try to get you to open up, or express your internal goings on without actually giving you a “get-well-now” pill. Generally known as therapy, this word is becoming the living mantra in the lives we find ourselves in. It is widely recommended for all age groups and spreads out even to other non-human species. Sometimes humans exploit other species but this is often justified once again as therapy. You have dolphin and elephant etc..therapy for the terminally ill; then you have dog or cat therapy for domestic pets for humans who just don’t seem to get along with their own kind preferring other species instead.
Sometimes pet versus human therapy is because the humans prefer to own an animal that never grows up to answer back at them after months or years of punishing parenting following on from the incubation woes and sleepless nights. Think about it, a cat/dog will not give you teenage strung grief and then wait in the wings to knock you on the head so it inherits your belongings. It is just satisfied in the “moment” of where it’s next meal will be coming from and perhaps somewhat a bit of will your feelings mean I don’t get to eat or be taken out for a walk? Not being Dr Doolitle, I can’t be certain however. The “how are you feeling right now and what’s on your mind” is not a preliquiste to bonding with you.
Often I cringe when I switch on Facebook and that status question stares back at me. Usually when I’m too tired and just don’t even have enough battery power to type in all the garbage floating in my head. Anger like a dripping tap at times is how I feel just by looking at that status question. What’s the point of wanting to get me to type what my thoughts are? Ok. So I want to have access to £50k of funds to enable me to treat those who cannot afford health – how is putting this up on the status going to result in giving me that right and then? True it most often creates some positive response leads, but most often than most, it joins the pile of so many others alike before advising me which charities, which organisations which grants are out there like the billion stars one can see but not be able to actually reach out and grab a hold of. Yet some people make it so I shouldn’t knock it. But still. This status question makes it seem so easy…and I have been warned about stuff which claim to be easy!