- Aug 6, 2015
A constant theme I have experienced since I have been diagnosed with mental illness is not agreeing with the majority perspective. Certain beliefs I have are labeled as delusions. However, I don't think these beliefs are actually delusions but that people are calling me delusional to maintain consensus reality. In a society reality is socially constructed. What people accept as reality is maintained through consensus. It could be that many people labeled as delusional aren't actually mistaken about what they perceive but have beliefs that are unacceptable or inconvenient to the majority. I was just wondering if anyone here has had similar experiences or understands what I'm talking about.