by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:
Derealization leads to chronic stress, which then disrupts our ability to make rational decisions and follow plans.
We have all experienced the disorientation and “brain freeze” that stress triggers. It seems these symptoms of stress have become normalized in countries where the authorities keep promoting phony “economic recoveries.” The disconnect between what the authorities are claiming and what people are actually experiencing is widening, and that leads to stress. No wonder more and more people are “losing it” in public as their neural circuitry melts down under the strain of synthesizing what they experience (austerity) and what they’re told (official spin about the “recovery”).
In Survival+ I call this process derealization as lived experience is derealized by official spin and propaganda.