Fragile Conversations, Handle With Care
Bailey Anderson

There’s no right answer when it comes to disability and sharing with others how it affects us and is a part of our lives. However, it is up to the other person whether they choose to accept us for who we are or whether their own limitations will stand in the way.

Google, as is common, is a poor counselor. Narcissists or rather people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder are quite the opposite of people who are very attached and emotional. People with NPD lack the ability to feel empathy and in general aren’t able to care about others. They are the ones who are manipulative and scheming.

There are so many people who choose to be afraid and prejudiced against mental illness for no good reason. They let any sign of emotions justify their opinions. Yet they cannot recognize any of the same behaviors in themselves to understand just how normal much of what they are using as evidence is. They just want to be able to label and somehow choose a mate who will provide them with some sort of Utopian relationship in which there are never any disagreements, never uncomfortable emotions and everything feels more or less comfortably numb yet somehow filled with happiness. They are unrealistic and impossible to please.

You’ll hopefully see soon enough that you are exceptional just the way you are. You are a commodity, but you don’t need to be a unity of two people in order to be happy in this world. Everyone has some sort of a disability, be it emotional, mental, physical or some combination thereof. Those of us who know what ours is are ahead in that we can learn how to work with our features.

All the best to you!

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