Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Positives (?) of Being Bi-Polar
Mental Illness. I'm going to admit to having a lot of bias when it comes to this subject. My family of origin has 6 siblings. All but one have varying degrees of mental disorders, problems, illnesses. Call it what you want, just please don't call it "positive".
Lest you think I jest, my most mentally ill sibling told me 2 days ago that sometimes he is glad that he is mentally ill. Today I got a status update from a bi-polar group that asked its' members to list the positives of being bi-polar.
HELLO!!!!! Even if you can stay up for 72 straight hours and paint pictures, is that REALLY a positive when you think of all the negatives of being bi-polar? Do we really want to entertain this kind of logic? Take your meds, go to groups, and be as healthy as you can be.
Think about it! Having the flu has a few perks. You can stay in bed and watch T.V., you don't have to go to work, and sometimes people will make food for you. BUT REALLY, do we ever actually want the flu? NO! So let's not act like there is a positive aspect to it.
Is there anything about any people any more that can be considered negative? How PC do we have to be? Geez!
END OF RANT! Remember, my family history before you take me to task about this. I am way to close to the forest to see the trees.