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Tiger
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1 Oct
I want to be normal. I want to know what it feels like to not have a mental illness. I envy people who seem to be perfectly happy with themselves and their life. Shouldn’t it be as easy as that?
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Koala
Helper
1 Oct
Good morning. I don’t think life is meant to be easy. I think we are given the tools to deal with whatever happens as we are able to understand how to accomplish things. If we can’t see the tools, we need to ask for help. I believe in a fair and just God who is always with me to show me where to go to get that help. And that’s why we are all here. To give help to others through kind words and however else we can. AND to also RECEIVE help when we need it. Take care. And if you want to chat, I’m here.
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Hedgehog
1 Oct
I'm sad for you, for me, for us all who struggle with mental illness. We may never know what it feels like to not have a mental illness. We have mental illness and that's that. Why that's that I do not know. Why are some people born with birth defects? Why are some people born poor or born rich? Does asking why help or hinder? I'm not sure how we keep going, but we do. A spiritual perspective helps many people comprehend and accept their difficulties. I have held many various spiritual perspectives over the years. Not one of them exempts me from suffering through whatever is the difficulty. Sometimes we stop asking why. That may be a good thing.
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Whale
1 Oct
The idea of a ‘normal’ is a fantasy. We all have our own idea of what normal is for us and that’s ok. I have struggled with my mental health and still do but I believe that it has brought me more positives than negative. I’m more resilient, patient, empathetic because of it all. What if this was just how it was meant to be? Life is not meant to be easy or we wouldn’t appreciate any of it or be grateful for love and blessings.
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Hedgehog
1 Oct
Well said. You are a wise one with a healthy, optimistic perspective. I like that.
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Lion
1 Oct
Just know no one and I mean no one has a perfectly happy life and is perfectly happy although they may seem it. Everyone is going through something but most of us hide it. And you are not alone in feeling like this. I wish I knew how it feels to not have a mental illness too. Sending lots of love❣️
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