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196. He Hears Voices
Pete is schizophrenic. About one percent of people
schizophrenic. Schizophrenia is a mental condition. Its cause
unknown. There is no cure. Drugs can help
person live with the condition. But these drugs
side effects. Schizophrenia usually occurs in a person’s
. The person starts hearing voices in his head.
voices talk constantly. Pete goes to a coffee
every day. He drinks coffee and smokes cigarettes.
sits at a table by himself. The voices
to Pete. They talk about this. They talk
that. They talk about the man sitting at
next table. “That man doesn’t like you. He
to fight you,” a voice tells Pete. Pete
about walking over to the man. He thinks
telling the man to stand up and fight.
Pete knows the voice might be lying to
. He leaves the coffee shop.