Monday, February 6, 2017

The Freedom of Crazy

Call me crazy but once everyone knows you have been diagnosed with a mental illness there is a certain freedom you feel. You can pretty much do whatever you want and you will get 1 of 3 responses (1)
Everyone will understand you, whether they agree or not, (2) They will be clueless but assume your action had something to do with your diagnosis and therefore you cannot help it, or (3) Just dismiss everything you say or do as nonsense.

Once you get your wits about you, if you have any self esteem, you really don't care. You know you are sane and literate. If someone thinks otherwise so be it. So now folks are either normal, clueless, or dissmissive. But then thinking back on it, those are the reactions I have always gotten. Now others feel justified to feel that way and I am empowered not to care what they think.

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