Respect Your Fellow Sufferers

There are three types of BiPolar; BP1, BP2, and BP Not Specified. We all suffer the swings, but our experiences vary. I once had someone explain to me what mania was… as if I didn’t know. Because obviously, if I am BP2 I certainly don’t know what mania is! I can appreciate the ignorance, but it also really offended me, because I was just told this recently. And I have been diagnosed for about 7 or 8 years. There was a whole scene to this, but I’m not going to rehash it because it’s the past, and I’d like to move on… But I thought it was important to say this: We have all been in different levels of this hell. You can not assume that no one understands what you are going through. But you also can not assume that people don’t understand. There must be a healthy level of respect and compassion.

I try my best to be sympathetic of other people. I try my best to help. Sometimes I’m not in my right mind. Sometimes I’m just completely out of my body and have someone speaking through me. So really, you just have to take it all with a grain of salt like everything else in this world.

I guess I really need to learn how to let go of things….

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