to afflict | to arouse | to bruise | to decay | to deplete | to descend | to desire | to destroy | to deteriorate | to dissolve | to drift | to exhaust | to expire | to fade | to neglect | to obscure | to obsess | to penetrate | to perish | to reign | to rot | to wilt | to wither
Schizophrenia is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I know a lot of people with the diagnosis don’t feel that way, but the experience changed me for the better. I was so arrogant, so narcissistic, so self-involved, and it humbled me. It gave me a purpose, and that purpose has been very much a part of my recovery.