It is so easy to judge what we do not understand or accept, that sometimes I feel people are doing it without realising.
But I feel judged (feel being a key word as I know some of it is unintentional), as I’ve fallen in and out of crises, particularly on the basis of mental health.
I hear that ‘nobody wants to know they are going out with someone with a mental health condition’ or the implication that prospective employers might find out and my career prospects could be jeopardised.
Society is still very prejudicial, I get it. There is still alot of stigma, I know that.
But being told these things is really not on.
It hurts actually.
I feel like I’m being judged for something I didn’t choose. Pain I didn’t choose. Traumas that I didn’t choose but have anyway burdened me with causal mental effects.
If I could choose, I wouldn’t choose pain, no one would, whether it’s the kind of pain you see or you can’t see.
We do not judge people for getting cancers and tumours and other diseases we are more familiar with.
Don’t judge someone for living with an invisible illness or a mental health condition. It is not a choice.
I always like to return to an all time favourite quote from my favourite book To Kill a Mockingbird.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
Gentle hugs 🙂