I have had some very interesting reactions to my last post about life not being easy and not being fair. I thought I’d share them with you.
The first reaction I received dealt with the .gif of the young girl having a temper tantrum. I was told the picture was very insulting as the person misinterpreted my intention for using it. It was not symbolizing people who live with Dissociative Identity disorder but rather it was intended to represent all humans when we don’t get our way. I apologize if this .gif caused any grief. That certainly was not my intention. In fact, the picture I chose for that piece was very different than the one which showed on my posts to Facebook. The tantrum throwing young girl was actually to display further down in the article, (it does on this site), but for some reason when I posted the article to Facebook it chose her picture instead of my original choice.
The second thing I have met is quite a bit of resistance to the ideas I propose that indeed life is not easy nor is it fair. People have been writing me asking me what in the world understanding these two ideas has to do with recovery. I guess it is to be expected that people who have been traumatized or harmed by others have a hard time accepting that no matter how hard they push back, no matter how much they yell, no matter how much they want retaliation, the world does not owe them a living and nothing, and no one, not even god himself, can erase what happened. It’s over. Done. The only way to go is forward.
My idea in posting this piece was to give hope, but I seem to have hit a very sore nerve. I remember well my anger at my therapist for telling me the facts of life, and I sympathize. Please, just don’t shoot the messenger, okay?
I enjoy very much hearing your comments and even your criticism. It makes me think and reevaluate what I am saying here. Never be afraid to tell me exactly what you think about what I say here. I may get a little bruised, but in the end I know it will make me a better writer and person.