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Old June 27 2013, 08:25 PM   #46
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Re: Does Star Fleet not run psychiatric examinations on its recruits?

^Is that right?

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Old June 27 2013, 08:28 PM   #47
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Teamwork works both ways. Yes, Barclay's withdrawn attitude and antisocial behaviour make him the weak link among the engineering staff, but at the same time his co-workers could try working with him, drawing him out of his reclusiveness and encourage him to give his input, to make him part of the team. Isn't that basically the point of Hollow Pursuits?
Exactly. It's easy to single out the one person in the group who's not like everyone else, but it takes real effort to make that same person into a valuable member of the team. Guinan had it absolutely right when she told Geordi the story about her aloof relative. Everyone has the potential to be something more than they are: it's merely a matter of pushing the right buttons to draw them out of their shell.

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Old June 27 2013, 08:36 PM   #48
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^Is that right?

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Yeah!

Just because someone might have mental illnes or social problems does not write them off as dead weights and useless.

Some of the most genuis people in history have had
social or mental problems.
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Old June 27 2013, 08:39 PM   #49
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Just because someone might have mental illnes or social problems does not write them off as dead weights and useless.
You misunderstood my point. I was referring to your misspelling of quite and how it changed the meaning of the sentence.

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Old June 27 2013, 08:46 PM   #50
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Just because someone might have mental illnes or social problems does not write them off as dead weights and useless.
You misunderstood my point. I was referring to your misspelling of quite and how it changed the meaning of the sentence.

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Old June 28 2013, 03:03 AM   #51
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I have family members who are and have been on SSRIs. They work well for a while then your brain adjusts to them and they stop working, and quitting them cold turkey leads to a severe crash. They're not addictive the way heroin is addictive but they certainly cause dependencies.

SSRIs are awesome if the cause of your depression is chemical. But modern psychiatry jumps to the conclusion that they are, and when they're not, they're not helping at all. They're just a long term crutch that keeps people from dealing with the real cause of their depression (Except in the case where it's chemical).

If Barcalay existed today nobody would reach out to him and try to help make him more socially comfortable. They'd just give him SSRIs, and he would have never learned the social coping skills he did by the end of Voyager.
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Old June 28 2013, 07:19 PM   #52
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Are you telling me they can't cure a stutter in the age of warp drives, holograms, and genetic resequencing?
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Old June 29 2013, 02:16 PM   #53
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Are you telling me they can't cure a stutter in the age of warp drives, holograms, and genetic resequencing?
They cure it the same way it's cured today, by working with the people who stutter and helping them overcome the nervousness which causes the stuttering.
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Old June 29 2013, 08:39 PM   #54
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What a loser...
I find that quite offensive.
I suspect that was the intent. Barclay is the stereotypical Trekkie, and unfortunately that stereotype has more than a little basis in reality.
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Old June 29 2013, 08:46 PM   #55
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Are you telling me they can't cure a stutter in the age of warp drives, holograms, and genetic resequencing?
They don't do genetic engineering in the 23rd century.
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Old June 29 2013, 10:20 PM   #56
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^Except to repair serious birth defects.

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Old June 29 2013, 10:34 PM   #57
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Teah, the memories form the Eugenics War still cut deep over a century later.
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Old July 1 2013, 05:58 PM   #58
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I love Reg! <3
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Old July 1 2013, 06:04 PM   #59
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Didn't TOS have one guy who DID fail a Psych test do he couldn't be a Starfleet Officer? That guy from the "Roman Planet" episode?
Merrick, yes.

And clearly Marla McIvers had her issues as well . . ..
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Old July 1 2013, 07:07 PM   #60
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^And there was also Janice Lester, compared to them Barclay is perfectly sane.
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