“Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.”
Think I’ll step outside my comfort zone and share something I really shouldn’t.
I don’t want to. You don’t want to hear it. And yet……………..
My head is about to explode. For me, the subject demands examination or at least some air.
I once read that emotional problems are the most difficult of all human travails to understand and cope with. That confusion and pain is only multiplied when the afflicted is a family member.
The recent death of Robin Williams almost pushed a very delicate situation over the cliff. It may still. We are that close to the edge.
To witness the suffering of a loved one is very hard. To realize that there is absolutely nothing you can do or say to alleviate that suffering just sucks the life out of you. It is, without question, the most excruciating pain I’ve ever experienced. It leaves you confused, scared to death, and seriously questioning all of your beliefs.
As have all of us, I’ve experienced my share of pain. Some of it self-inflicted. But I’ve always been able to move through that long, dark tunnel and emerge whole and wiser on the other side. Most of us, as we move through life, have done that. We are blessed with that ability to cope.
It took me a long time to accept it, but there are people who lack that ability. They simply cannot cope. I don’t really understand why but I do know their condition is very real. They need help. Sometimes it is not available. At times, what is available is not enough.
If you know someone with an emotional problem such as being bi polar believe me, they can’t help themselves. They need help. You’ll need help as well but good luck with that.
“Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.”