Tuesday, November 15, 2005

I'm Depressed! :(

You scored as Unipolar Depression. Congraulations! You are depressed! You know just how it feels to bear all the world's burdens, and the value of a 19-hour night's sleep. And you really hate that circle-guy thing on your Zoloft pill packets.

Unipolar Depression

100%

Borderline Personality Disorder

75%

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

58%

Antisocial Personality Disorder

58%

Eating Disorders

33%

Schizophrenia

0%
Which mental disorder do you have? created with QuizFarm.com

21 Comments:

Blogger Semperviva said...

something tell me i don't need to take this quiz to know mine, lol..how are you jerry boy???

11/16/2005 02:31:00 PM  
Blogger Semperviva said...

hiiiiiiiii jeeerry!!!!!!!!! how are you>>>>????

11/17/2005 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous patrick said...

I was going to author a celebratory post, and say YAY! Ergo and I have something in common; then I decided to take the quiz for myself (by the way, your links don't work; at least I couldn't find the quiz on blogger.com).

The quiz apparently didn't "work," or maybe the wording to some of the questions perplexed me so much that I sabotaged my own candidacy for craziness. Apparently, I merely have various eating disorders. And I quote: "You know what it's like to have "fat" eyelids and that there's exactly 58 calories in one medium-sized green apple. Western society has discarded your well-being for sickly, paper-thin models and celebrities; welcome to the club, sister."
Well, hmm. My eyelids are quite slender, thank you - really perhaps the only part of me that can be classified as such - and I really have no idea of how many calories are in anything. I just love food, dammit!

So that proves it. The test is flawed, and I guess perhaps Ergo is not really depressed, and therefore he and I don't have this beautiful thing in common.

At least today is Friday!

11/18/2005 10:05:00 AM  
Blogger Ergo Sum said...

Yea, the test is flawed. I thought that would be apparent the first moment you read that I could be depressed... (I'm not saying that I couldn't... but certainly not in the "clinical" sort of way).

Despite having come one class short of majoring in Psychology, I have serious doubts about the validity of CERTAIN so-called psychological illnesses. But, I'm going to reserve making any judgments about that because I don't have a comprehensive knowledge about such topics.
And one motto I always remind myself of, and which I wish many others also kept in mind, is "A little knowledge is a very dangerous thing" -- Emerson. Gotta love Emerson!

11/18/2005 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous patrick said...

Ralph Waldo? Yeah, I guess ya gotta, if only because 'Ralph Waldo' is such a delightful combo.

11/18/2005 01:09:00 PM  
Blogger Tyrel said...

I love your word choice --> "delightful combo"

11/18/2005 03:04:00 PM  
Blogger innommable said...

Actually, "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing" comes from the 18th century English poet Alexander Pope. It's from his great masterpiece, An Essay On Criticism (found in part ii, second stanza, first two lines).

Yeah, Ergo, you're soooooo depressed. ;-)

11/19/2005 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

Well, Emerson once said, "By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent." Then again, he is also credited with saying, "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."

My favorite, though, which I rather think is not true - but we'll see - is "The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization." I saw that one on a bumper sticker today.

11/19/2005 06:09:00 PM  
Blogger Ergo Sum said...

Oh... it seems like I quoted a secondary source there then. I've always known of that quote...but I remember reading it in the articles written by Emerson, compiled in the book "American Pragmatists"

11/21/2005 09:49:00 AM  
Blogger Ergo Sum said...

Hmmm.. I like how this quiz says, "Congratulations, you're depressed!!" Oh, how cheerful!

*sigh* I'm depressed....

Actually.. I'm really looking forward to the Thanksgiving break! Wow.. I'm so eager to devour all those new books I bought! I just want to read as much as I can... (those books atleast).. but I don't seem to have the time or the energy... :(
Well.. anyway. Now that I've discovered Blanshard... I want so badly to read more of his works... but for some strange reason, they don't teach his Rationalism in colleges/universities anymore.. and so his books are out of print.
The only one's available are at such exhorbitant prices on Amazon! Damn that!
It's strange.. this culture. They teach nonsense like Wittgenstein and other linguistic fools, but they don't teach the enlightenment-traditioned philosophers... not to mention, an utter silence when it comes to Rand.
Hmmm...

11/21/2005 06:14:00 PM  
Blogger Ergo Sum said...

I think these comments below are apt to describe our current intellectual climate:

Rand said this about the dominant trend in modern philosophy: (paraphrased) never before has there been a more rigorous and concerted attack on man's conceptual faculty, reducing man's consciousness to the animal level of sensory perception.

Blanshard similarly observes that "both reason... and rationality...are today under attack. Indeed, there has been no period in the past two thousand years when they have undergone a bombardment so varied,...so massive and sustained as in the last half-century" (Blanshard was writing this during the 1950s-60s.. about the same time Rand was producing her works).

11/21/2005 06:21:00 PM  
Blogger Tyrel said...

Cheer up!!

Perhaps a joke...

A woman asks her husband, "I thought you were trying to get into shape." With which the husband replied, "I am. The shape I've selected is a triagle."

I thought of you when I read this joke!!

11/21/2005 07:34:00 PM  
Blogger Rubicund Y. Logorrhea said...

No idea why, but I've always loved that joke, Tyrel.

I seem to be slowly heading to circledom.

11/22/2005 01:27:00 PM  
Blogger Ergo Sum said...

No comment about the joke. It's applicability to me is clearly so far-fetched... infact it could be grounds to sue you for libel/defamation.

What say you, mr. going-to-be-lawyer-but-not-yet Pooty? Would you like your first case?

11/22/2005 01:31:00 PM  
Blogger Rubicund Y. Logorrhea said...

What say I? On the strength of a libel case? I say... hmm... difficult to say. Who's paying? And whom do we sue? For the right amount maybe I can twist and tweak the case law sufficiently...

Mirror mirror on the screen... who has the deepest pockets, cash obscene?

11/22/2005 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger Ergo Sum said...

Oh. Hmmm.. I thought the only reason one befriends a lawyer (or a lawyer-in the making) is so that legal fees can be waived or atleast compensated by other non-monetary means... I mean, what else would the point be!? Do lawyers really make great friends?? Hell no!

Besides, suing Tyrel for libel, or for that matter, anything at all shouldn't be too difficult. I doubt that he could afford a decent lawyer to defend himself...

11/22/2005 02:28:00 PM  
Blogger Rubicund Y. Logorrhea said...

Hmm... Non-monetary means? Hush your mouth... a Guatemalan anomaly may be reading this! Call me later...

All I was hinting is that we need to set up a contingent fee agreement. The benefit of "befriending" a lawyer - I have the degree, just not the license - is that he may see fit to keep the contingency around 25%.

And, damn you, by the way. I make a hella awesome friend, so double hush your mouth.

11/22/2005 04:01:00 PM  
Blogger Tyrel said...

LOL!!! With a degree in physcology, it should be obvious you are in denial - my "little" Buddha!

Can't afford a decent lawyer, huh? What a low-blow. (oops, here go the low-blows again!)

11/22/2005 05:16:00 PM  
Blogger Ergo Sum said...

Ummm... Psychology is grossly misspelled in the previous comment. Hmmm.... college kids, these days. *sigh*

11/22/2005 05:39:00 PM  
Blogger Tyrel said...

Oh, stop your sighing!

I new it wass missspellled but diddn't feeel like loooking upp thhe corrrect speelling.

11/22/2005 05:44:00 PM  
Blogger Ergo Sum said...

*Gasp*!!! You have to LOOK UP the correct spelling of Psychology!??!?? *sigh* college kids these days.

11/22/2005 05:56:00 PM  

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