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‘John Day’

“When your chasing the dragon it is only because he is having fun with you, in the end he will turn and devour” FeatherLeaf

What is it that this world needs? What do we need to do to solve the mental health problems that this country faces? Medicines are great but they treat the symptoms. Therapy can be useful but still that changes only the individual and does not address the underlying issue. How can we change society for the better? I present to you “John Day”. 

Sun rise photoWhen I am manic I tend to be very creative. If my mania is at it’s utmost my writing is to abstract to have any root in reality. But if I am meandering back and forth between mania and reality I can come up with some fantastic stuff. Case in point is when I tried to get off of Clozaril for another medicine. The change didn’t work out as well as planned and I was almost hospitalized. I also established ‘John Day’.

‘John Day’ falls on my birthday and quite egotistically it is named after me. In all fairness my friend Barbara declared it so if you have an issue bring the conversation up with her. What ‘John Day’ truly represents is my interpretation of the Christian faith. That is the listing of priorities I have found in the Bible or the Word Of God.

Seven Principles Of ‘John Day’

  1. Peace On Earth
  2. Feed The Hungry
  3. Clothe The Naked
  4. House The Homeless
  5. Preserve Nature
  6. Have  A Good Time
  7. Rest

I do not believe that we will ever achieve the lofty goals that ‘John  Day’ espouses. In quite honesty I would be happy if we could just achieve ‘Peace On Earth’.  But unless we strive with great effort to achieve these goals we as a planet with perish. A just Earth is a necessity if we want to have a lasting peace. We cannot continue with the imperialistic domination of today which enriches the conquering countries and impoverishes the masses of people on the Earth. For the very rich to exploit the very poor for excessive wealth is a fundamental wrong that must be corrected. I would not care how much luxury people had if it didn’t come at the expense of the poor. As it stands today some go without food so that others may have squalor.

There is a ‘Spirit’ that is associated with ‘John Day’. These are not items on a checklist to be achieved one at a time. Rather in the pursuit of these goals, we as a people should draw closer together, unified in ‘Love’. It is in the giving of oneself that one finds satisfaction. It is in the enriching of others that one finds wealth.

Above all one must lead by example as a servant. That is a clear teaching of Christ. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” For Jesus that not only meant dying on the cross for the sins of the world but in His selfless example and His teaching of mankind of how to Love one another.

Mankind is playing with something worse than fire. Mankind is raping and desecrating the Earth, which is the garden of God. In the process mankind inflicts great evils on his fellows. I am certain that God will intervene as if He does not we will surely destroy ourselves. Still if God does intervene I am certain, like always, His messengers will be greatly misunderstood. Revelation 11.

In my science fiction book “Dark Matters” I explore the darker side of humanity.


‘John Day’

John Kaniecki

John Kaniecki is a full-time caregiver for his wife Sylvia. He is a published writer and works with the Church of Christ. John has lived with bipolar for over thirty years and has been hospitalized nine times, three of which were committed. John has chronicled his life story in his memoirs "More Than The Madness". Also of note is John's book of poetry "Murmurings Of A Mad Man" which are poems written about being committed in Graystone Psychiatric Hospital. John believes in the power of words to change the world for the better. His website can be seen here. His books can be seen on Amazon. You can visit his personal blog "Turn A Page Or Two" here.

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APA Reference
Kaniecki, J. (2018). ‘John Day’. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 23, 2019, from


Last updated: 1 Feb 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 1 Feb 2018
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