Originally Posted by drphil
A few comments on some of the above: re "travis" SMITH TR> From my reading of "some of his comments" appeared to be highly incomplete- thus my comments re swimming surely are innocuous. Why his repeated advising various"aliments"- when the solution is completely within his own preview or his doctor.-unable to discern. Not a psychologist, yet.
As a test- stopped all further comment- his response- decrease commenting. Coincidental?
Amazing that Heather Marsden 's article "Deaf Militants" in Deaf Canada Today-page 5 Dec/98 seems to have been replicated here. I have read a few copies of this newspaper at CHS/Toronto
Implanted A B Harmony activated Aug/07
Look, dr.phil: it really isn't your concern why Travis comments on some of his illnesses. If his posts bother you, ignore them. Despite the moniker you have chosen, you don't seem to have learned much from the real Dr. Phil about emapthy and compassion.
Travis is using the Deaf community for support. He needs it. He is doing a healthy thing by coming here and asking for support from those who are best in a position to understand what he is going through. And he shows compassion and empathy for others. That is something you have never done. The only compassion you have is your self directed pity for the fact that you are deaf.
Angry? Damn straight. Travis has a history here and some of us are veryl familiar with his history, and are capable of correcting his behaviors when need be in a compassionate and understanding way. You are not doing that. You are showing nothing but insensitivity and a sense of superiority that is no where near as deserved as you seem to think it is. You are an old blowhard who comes here for no other reason than to try to make yourself feel better about you by putting other people down. You are a sick man. Get some help. And that is offered in the spirit of compassion. It is the best advise anyone could give you. It is increasingly obvious that your total lack of social skills and inability to relate to others from any perspective other than the narrow minded one you hold puts you in danger. One of your "dance" partners is very likely to get fed up with your snottiness and beat the hell out of you. And that might actually be the best thing that could happen. It is obvious that more subtle messages pass right over your thick head.