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I’m so glad this place is free of forced positivity

by dls25

I’ve been a lurker on this site for a while, and just now decided to post. I don’t know how many other “helpful” sites I’ve been to that tell me to think positively. Get out there and do your best. You just need to keep trying. I just want to scream SHUT UP! JUST SHUT UP AND LISTEN TO ME! I don’t want your platitudes! I don’t want your fortune cookie nonsense! I want to be heard! I want to be seen! JUST LISTEN TO ME! I’m in pain. I’m lost. I’m confused. I feel hopeless. BECAUSE I AM HUMAN!!!! AND I FEEL PAIN!! I don’t want your pills. I don’t want your therapy. I don’t want my suffering to be a cash crop for ****** companies and the money-grubbing snobs who write the DSM. I want to be me, even if it’s depressed and a bit cynical. Even if I isolate. I’m a FLAWED human being. My mental illness can’t be erased. It is part of who I am. I’m here. Get used to it.

The sites that we’re all “supposed” to use (I’m sure many users on here know what I mean), just make me feel worse. Like, gee thanks. Now I feel like a total failure because I’m not thinking positively. Sorry that I’m not as good as you. But you can’t speak up when someone treats you like that on “helpful” sites. We’re all supposed to be mindless slaves. Take your pills and shut up. Don’t rock the boat. Don’t make people feel unconformable. Just be normal. Stop being a screw up. Stop being “problematic.” Get help. It’s absolutely crazy that we’re treated like garbage, while also being told to think positively. What? We’re all told we’re wrong and need help, but also there’s nothing wrong with us. Love yourself. Seriously. Like, I said THEY need to shut up and LISTEN TO US!!!

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system 4/22/2021 - 4:37 pm

“I don’t want your fortune cookie nonsense! I want to be heard! I want to be seen! JUST LISTEN TO ME!”
This x100.
We cannot and will not be able to heal until our illnesses are acknowledged as what they are: fucking illnesses! We are SICK. It’s cancer of the mind.
Those who turn our suffering into some kind of “quirk” or “personality trait” are the ones that make the world think our sicknesses are a joke.

thedevilisclose 4/22/2021 - 4:46 pm

no offense to anyone here but this is why i turn comments off on some of my posts. take my recent one. in it i said “I hate myself. I deserve it. I shouldn’t be alive.” and i didnt want to hear other wise, that would just make me feel worse, while just getting it out…didnt make me feel better but better in a getting my thoughts out way.

Abnormal.Thoughts 4/22/2021 - 6:09 pm

“I want to be me, even if it’s depressed and a bit cynical. Even if I isolate. I’m a FLAWED human being. My mental illness can’t be erased. It is part of who I am. I’m here. Get used to it.”
I love this remark.
I feel the same way, it’s not fun dealing with disorders or whatever but I am who I am, in some ways I want to change but I don’t want to be someone I’m not or be changed by meds to be someone I’m not. I just want to be okay and not be judged. I just want to be.

niki 4/22/2021 - 8:05 pm

Totally agree.
There is a reason why the phrase “Ignorance is bliss” is quite popular, sadly/unfortunately (for most people/human beings/human’s nature).

“Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.” – Friedrich Nietzsche.

niki 4/22/2021 - 8:06 pm

Nowadays there is also quite a popular & viral term “toxic positivity”
glad now there’s a name for such stupid BS

elleInWi 4/22/2021 - 8:25 pm

I totally agree with this post. *thumbs up*

Robert77 4/22/2021 - 9:47 pm

Yeah they kinda get all positive over on Reddit at some places and the same old it will get better BS. No it won’t so F U. Thats how I feel today. I hate when people tell me its going to get better for some reason.

Idfk anymore, I'm just here I guess 4/23/2021 - 12:04 am

Yeah be glad while it’s still fresh

This site is cyber hotel california

You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave

blue_dude15 4/23/2021 - 2:06 am

I completely agree, you summed it up well.

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