Until you’ve been there, it’s not something you can fake the “I understand” bullshit sympathy symphony.
You don’t. And that’s okay.
Sometimes you just get cold, confused people and their reactions.
Putting yourself in their shoes won’t always help either. If they don’t have the same level of empathy, care and compassion as you – you’re about to be destroyed. Emotionally. But that’s okay cause a real man doesn’t show emotions.
That’s all this is though, right? Just me not able to handle my emotions. I’m not a real man. You know the drill.
Oh what the difference “I think I’ve got the flu…” would have made…
Thanks for hearing me out. This right here goes to show the power of just listening without judgement or expectation.
For those of you who are battling mental illness, reach out. In Calgary and area, 811 will get you on with health link, and they’ll take care of you. Otherwise, go see your doctor and stay sweet.