In the culture of today it seems as people get lost as they search for mental health and this can clearly be understood thru reflecting upon the seemingly increasing amount of people lost in their gender identification. I understand that there are babies born with not fully developed sexual organs. And a variety of abnormal developmental mutations related to the sexual organs and the endocrine system. In relation to these cases i think caution should be made for doctors and parents which will propagate for surgically transforming the baby into a boy or a girl. And instead wait if possible until the child get a feeling of belonging to a specific gender. In this blog post i would like to specify the psyche, its health and the subjective ways of the identification with a specific gender .
So as we grow up a need to identify ourselves with different models for our developmental processes become crucial. For who can build themselves up without any external models for their psychological developmental trajectory? Or in other words ” Monkey see and monkey do”! In the shallow society that most people adhere to the sexual and gender identification runs parallel with shallowness. Psychic traits and preferences get categorized subjectively into either female or male attributes which solemnly determines the categorization of someone being either male or female. And when people get lost in their understanding of their own gender identification, one must ask if it this solemnly is based upon specific traits, certain feelings or specific preferences?
So if psychological traits are shallowly understood one effect of that can be related to the process of the identification to a specific gender. And if these traits clearly are displayed within or thru the subject. The gender identification will be based upon this. But i believe this is not enough to base ones gender identity upon because of the diversity of physiological traits that are displayed in both sexes.
Mental illness like depression is of course also something that can be an incitement that drives someone to drastically change their gender. We know that mental illness like depression to name only one often leads people to a “fleeing from themselves”. Drugs are used by many to flee from their current state of mental illness or insuficiens. Then we have people playing rolls to flee. The urge for some to flee from their mental torment can also be made thru them changing their gender. The most tragic and final flight from life itself is by suicide. We can see that a majority within the transgender community deals with thoughts of self harm and suicide in many surveys.
So if a person feels like being created wrong in accordance to their gender, how then can the changing of their surface fix this? Changing clothes putting on make up or thru steroids growing a beard, losing fat, gaining muscle, and thru plastic surgery changing certain features and finally the sexual organs. All this is merely surface their brains and psyches remain mostly as before. Is it possible to conclude solemnly from the statements of someone their true gender identity, solemnly based upon feelings, thoughts and preferences? Arent we also defiened trough reality itself?
Of course the person with gender dysphoria can claim that he or she feel and think like the opposite sex. But how can they know this? Even if the most extreme of surgeries are made the person still knows on some level either conscious or subconscious that it is unnatural and not a real transformation into the opposite gender. It is mearly playing the roll more visually. And this could lead to more mental sufferings afterwards their surgery i belive.
There exist people with other forms of dysphoria like species dysphoria. If someones feels that they are an animal like a cat, should we hold this as a true statement even though it is only based upon that persons subjectively assessed identification?
We humans are all to a certain degree confined by some limits that hinder us from realizing our dreams and aspirations. This is life and all creatures on this earth have a constitution that may not always be optimal. But we who are logical beings although sadly in various degrees. Can reshape neural pathways within our brains. and through knowledge learn to differentiate the non realizable dreams from those that are.
Fleeing from the truth cant save you but searching for it will . In the acceptance of the plausible internal modalities which constitute and define yourself , you will find peace through real change.