There’s a LOT Going On in this World
I have a lot of thoughts on a daily basis and there is always something that happens that, in some way, impacts me. Not too long ago, I wrote about minding out own business especially if it doesn’t impact you ( see Why You Have to Learn to Live and Let Live for Your OWN Sanity) and not diagnosing people off an incident without some sort of background in psychology, sociology, forensic psychology, psychiatry, or some sort of work up (see: Diagnosing People Based Off ONE Incident with NO Mental Health Background).
One thing that has gained a lot of attention is the fact that there are people in this world that claim mental illness as a way to get out of certain situations. I am going to write about this soon but I need to really get my thoughts together and make sure that my tone is correct because, in all honesty, it infuriates me as a person with an actual mental illness. It makes us all look a mess when many of us can function in society and know our triggers enough not to put ourselves in certain situations. I can tell you for a fact, VS would have gotten a nice order online. I am not for people, I am not for malls. If I am, I go when no one is there or I go with a trusted friend that will reel me in. I also take my meds. Had I been the woman that was actually attacked, I would be in the back of a cruiser because….. triggers (see Knowing Your Triggers).
As I have said before, I have bipolar disorder, and I live with it. Some days are harder than others but I try my best day by day to do so but I do my BEST not to use my mental illness as a crutch to go off on people. If I see that something is about to go down, I exit. If you follow me, only God can save you but it won’t be for my lack of trying to diffuse the situation. Any incidents I had in the past were due to provocation and sometimes missing my meds because I was having insurance problems at the time but I can guarantee you, I’m not trying to go to the psych ward again nor jail (see Don’t Use Your Mental Illness as a Crutch).
EDIT: Well, look who ended up back in the psych ward though SMH (Tales from the Psych Ward (Part One), Tales from the Psych Ward (Part 2): Getting to Know Other Patients , Tales from the Psych Ward (Part 3): “Therapy” )
In Addition to Discussing Mental Illness, I Will Be Using Writing Prompts to Improve My Writing Skills
I have a set of self reflection cards that I would like to utilize as well as a writing prompt book. There are a lot of things in this world to reflect on and talk about. The self evaluation questions can be used by anyone and I would hope that maybe some of the readers would take on the challenge themselves and really be honest with what makes you you.
When I was obtaining my degree in Psychology, that was the ONE thing I loved. When we had to literally think about our lives. I came to grips with a LOT of things just by reflecting after taking myself out of the situation and really looking at all sides.
You learn how other people think and how their experiences have shaped them as a person. This is why I can’t be mad at my father. One thing that a lot of people don’t do is look outside of their current situation, not knowing that they could possibly be humbled and put in the very situation they resented someone else for.
Actually, that is going to be one of my future posts. Someone in a Facebook group asked a VERY good question. It was about things that we judged people for but now understand, usually based off personal experience. This is something I reflect on often because it helps to remind me not to be judgmental. It helps me to mind my own business if something is not impacting me, hurting someone, etc.
The only person we can answer for, no matter what your belief is in a higher power, is ourselves.
Anyhow, as the Kpop groups say “Please look forward to it.” I’m going to take a break from talking about Kpop for a while because, with the things that I have been experiencing in addition to some of the YouTubers that have a differing opinion but are very respectful and objective in their conveyance of their thoughts, there are some totally unhappy people that just want to make everyone else unhappy too.
In honesty, it kind of took the joy out of the very thing that brought me so much happiness.
Anyway, thank you for reading and I hope to see you soon.