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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-05-08 11:58 AM
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200. "Most of us go through a form of depression ........ We call it grief"
You are so very right on this!

Interesting that I would read this from you this morning... I was just thinking when I woke up that if someone were to find they had a serious, maybe life-threatening illness, they would get empathy, or at least an absence of criticism. (Usually, although there are those really sick fucks who like to tell people that they have caused their own cancer by their "negative thoughts... :nuke:)

Yet, we are facing so much every day, hell, every hour, and lacking the ordinary ability to do the simple things that others take for granted, like brushing our teeth after meals, for example! EVERYTHING is a HUGE undertaking for us. Yet, we are not supposed to show that... "Think positive", is always thrown at us.

And, what I'm finding more and more, we're EXPECTED to absorb the bad days of others, while not expressing our own bad days. We're the bottom of the heap, so when someone above our status is having a frustrating day, they often dump it on us because they wouldn't DARE dump it on their boss, where it belongs, and we're supposed to be understanding of the poor dears, and accept their lashing out.

BUT lord love a duck if WE lash out!!

That wouldn't be a double-standard, would it???

Thanks for your understanding input!
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