This morning, I watched out the window as a bird repeatedly attempted to fly from the ground up into a small artificial tree located just on the other side of the glass inside the building. It continued to do this for more than ten minutes until someone walked up to the glass, and it flew away.
This bird reminded me of how I can act in my disease. I can keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. So many times, I think that if I try hard enough, it will eventually work. I am often incapable of recognizing my insane behaviors on my own, and I continue them until someone or something arrests my behavior like the person did for the bird.