Been randomly thinking about the situations we find ourselves in. I personally like to moan about my situation (a.k.a dyslexic writer and having constant unexplained pain) because it frankly occupies a lot of my mind. Though, complaining is my hobby, I am overly aware that things could be worse. Yay. Having met/came across many people who are in "difficult", unusual situations I have quite a view of this.
A thing that does bug me about our society is that we make heroes of the
disabled and ill. Or anyone whose had a hard time and not just lie down and
died. I'm not saying that's a bad thing necessary, but it can be annoying if
someone acts as if it a miracle that you've managed to keep going. It almost as
frustrating when people don't appreciate that you can't always be expected to
follow the same rules as everyone else.
For example, being dyslexic it very unlikely you're be the world's best
speller OR being a Young Carer its unlikely you're be at
school every day or on time since things come up.
In my six years at my current school, my parents and I had to explain this
basically every year when they started moaning about my attendance. Nothing had
changed at home (for the better) so why would that?
I think there's whole lack of understanding, so you get people who think
they're helping, being supportive and people who don't care to think. I think
especially when you're born with something, or had to put up with it almost
you're whole life you stop really noticing or not at all. Hospitals can be
normal, pain daily life. It’s kind of like the whole don't know what you're
missing thing. You've never experienced "normal", so you don't know
what it’s like. Sure, you have the fantasy version and wonder "why you
can't be like everyone else?".
When you have things thrust upon you, you either deal with it best you can
or go hide in a cupboard of denial and self-pity. Often people need time to
adjust and will eventually come out the cupboard. Maybe even go back in
You're shouldn't tell people how they're feel. It isn't really brave to deal
with situation you’ve had no choice over it; you didn't choose to run into the
burning building of life to save yourself. You're frankly had to.
Most people will end up sitting in building that's burning, until till they
do, they won't understand why you're just covered in ash and not the ash yourself.
P.S. Not really sure where this came from, I’m not really in one of those
situations consider brave, but I do have a sibling that sort of is. I never
really understood the whole “Brave” view people took. Some people will possibly
strongly disagree with me over this.