I’ve been talking a lot about this subject lately, but this meme just sums the lion’s share on how I feel about things pretty well….
I get a certain amount of people who try to relate to me & my situation by comparing old wounds or try to make me feel guilty for venting on things that frustrating me by reminding me that “it could always be worse” or tell me that I could handle things better “if I would only….[insert treatment, snake oil, unsolicited medical or health advice]
Well, I understand their intent. Sometimes people just need to let out their frustrations. Some people talk, some people yell, some people sigh. Venting out emotion is sometimes necessary.
I am no judge & jury over anyone’s hand in life, situation they are dealing with, or how they grieve or handle certain situations.
There is no right or wrong way to deal with life’s difficulties or situations.
However this one caveat holds true: The right & wrong applies as long as you’re not judging someone else in a similar position on how they handle their situation for themselves or trying to compare or “size up” degrees of illness or difficulty — like it’s a competitive sport.