the chronically healthy
Why I won’t talk about the things I won’t talk about
The Charm Quark


I remember a conversation I was having with a friend, about how ‘normal’ people, people without mental health problems or things like divorced parents, simply can’t know how it feels. It creates some sort of barrier in communication. Even if one has autism and the other depression, you get it. The fact that you’re not lazy when normal life feels too much to handle, for example. Or that simple suggestions won’t fix it. (“Just try some warm milk, you’ll sure fall asleep fast”. No, I’ve already tried it and it doesn’t work like that).

I’m really happy for these chronically happy people. But I doubt I’ll ever be able to connect with that much depth with them.