People talk about love like it's a force which can be experienced, like the wind or the rain. But mostly, love is intention, and inferring intention or connection from action.
Maybe it's the chronic depression, maybe it's the autism, but I mostly have to take people's word for it when they talk about love or feeling loved.
So much of what people want accepted as love is the thing that they think is nice which would make them feel loved.
I wonder how much of the positive mental health content I see assumes a lack of dysthmia / burnout / emotional and intellectual exhaustion. I keep seeing posts that are essentially "you had a bad weekend, but here's how you can fix things", but this has been 30 years of exhaustion and numbness (since I was 13) with occasional bouts of intense, destructive depression.
I want to not be frustrated at every positive thing I see, but they're all assuming a level of health and experience
This is a good article on the necessity of division for the UMC
Just officially told someone on the Liturgists Facebook group to go fuck themselves for the first time. Party?
When your higher mature zen psycho babble white cis male privilege lets you dismiss people past trauma out of hand, you are no longer someone I need to be in community with, even if it results in me losing community.
Article on how autism studies have excluded women: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/03/autism-research-still-leaves-women-out/584854/?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=the-atlantic-fb-test-865-2-&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_medium=social
This is amazing. Autism in women, "low functioning" autism, etc.
Things don't necessarily get better.
There may not be anyone that you can talk to who understands and doesn't try to fix your pain.
You may not be suicidal, but can still be trapped and have life really suck.
There is no universal measure of pain; your pain is your pain.
People mean well, but good intentioned ignorance is a universal log in many eyes, and it's totally okay to be completely pissed about the rampant mediocrity of the feel-good support community.
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