On Friday last week, famous Olympian, Ex husband of Kris Jenner and Stepfather to the Kardashians shook the world with his story in what has been termed a blockbuster interview. I got a question (@ormainy: Hello @lanreolusola any thoughts on #BruceJenner? “Being what you WANT to be vs Being what you were CREATED to be” is there a line?) from one of my followers on Twitter, finding clarity and wanting my take on Jenner’s news.
This has once again, inspired a brief article which I hope will be able to help more people get knowledge, understanding and acceptance as the case may be.
Bruce Jenner sex change is a Perfect example of:
1) Someone who is Internally Conflicted. A condition that many people experience on a daily basis and this leads to various BEHAVIOURS and actions such as a desire for sex change or even suicide. It’s one of the problems we face in the 21st Century
2) someone suffering from a personality disorder. This case with Bruce in my opinion is a classic case of
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Why do I say so? judge for yourself from some of the symptoms of BPD
i) Strong emotions
ii) Rapid changes in feelings and moods (MOOD SWINGS ABOUT BEING A MAN AND WANTING TO BE A WOMAN)
iii) Difficulties in controlling certain impulses (COMPELLING THOUGHTS OF BEING A WOMAN)
iv) Poor self image (AS A MAN)
v) Feelings of not fitting or belonging, and a deep sense of emptiness and isolation. (HOW HE NOW FEELS WHEN HE THINKS OF HIMSELF AS A MAN)
vi) Temptation to harm self if emotions become hard to cope with or express (SUBJECTING HIMSELF TO EXTREME SEX CHANGE SURGERY AND THE AFTER PAIN AND EFFECT)
vii) Might also experience delusions or hallucinations (BRUCE IS STRICTLY UNDER AN ILLUSION THAT HE’S A WOMAN AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN EVEN THOUGH HE’S IN A MAN’S BODY AND ALWAYS DONE MAN THINGS)
All of these things can make social relationships challenging(BRUCE WILL BEGIN TO EXPERIENCE VARIED LEVELS OF THIS SOON). So my conclusion is that Bruce Jenner is experiencing varied symptoms of BPD.
3) Any Man can become whatever he wants to be once he has the means to pursue it. Bruce, can however will himself to be anything he wants to be. Even though Bruce Jenner was created a man; has enjoyed everything that men enjoy; became the Ultimate Athlete and Won the Olympic Gold in the Triathlon Sport; Married 3 wives; Fathered several children including being a father figure to one of the most popular women in the world, Kim Kardashian.
So for Bruce, this is another Dream and Goal to achieve having learned the secrets of success over the years, he has now decided to embark on another dream Fantasy…..To Enjoy the Life of a Woman.
He has a right to Pursue his Dreams for as long as he won’t cause harm to anyone. Unfortunately, Bruce can never be a woman no matter what he tries to do physically to himself, no matter how much he thinks he wants to be and no matter how many hormone pills he takes.
He was created a man for a purpose and only by being a man will he fulfill this mandate and enjoy the full benefits of manhood which are happiness, fulfillment and satisfaction which he won’t experience in it’s fullness if he tries to change into a woman.
No matter how much they try, medical science cannot recreate the essence of a woman or man…..This aspiration is unfortunately an illusion and mind condition!It can never be reality !!
But then again what is reality?
And whose reality?
The Catalyst, Lanre Olusola.