>>113188>Seeing meaning in unrelated things and making up connections where they don't exist is a symptom of schizophrenia. It's called apophenia.
And there's an objective standards that decide what connections "actually exist"? Schizophrenia can only be evaluated within a cultural context. >>113612>(nta) From what I understand it generally has to be marked by significant distress to qualify for mental illnesses
Close. Distress is certainly one criteria, but the main concept is "decreases life quality". i.e. Terry Davis may or may not have felt okay about being homeless, but regardless of that, it was negatively affecting his life quality and may have resulted in his death.
It should be stated though that giving treatment to someone who doesn't feel distress about their situation will almost irrevocably fail on all counts however.>>113613
This, if enough people in your society believe Law of Attraction exists you are by definition not schizophrenic for believing it exists.