I hear a lot of people complaining about political correctness, they like it, they don’t, some don’t care, WE’RE ALL ASSHOLES. If you get offended by this article and make snide remarks, step back and actually think. And then remember this, I don’t give a fuck, move on. You’re angry because you’re embarrassed and 2016 was the shittest year ever.
Let me back up and validate your feelings, they’re fine. Good. Ok? And its stupid that I had to say that, but it makes a point.
There is always a time and place to be sweet and kind in the face of something dark that makes you sad or upset in order to feel good. Let’s face it, we all do this and we do this for ourselves. It’s selfish. And nowadays, being selfish is ok! We all need to feel good sometimes, and its good to know that you feel good-by saying/doing nice things to/for others.
Chances are, the person you’re being “kind” to really doesn’t care and wants to talk to you about something else.
We (the people with the illness) have lives, humor, jobs, other things that are on our minds aside from feeling sad about our condition that we will have for THE REST OF OUR LIVES. Stop reminding us, and worry about something important (like how you need to clean your bathroom, it’s gross).
I’m not sitting around feeling sorry for myself, I am sitting around writing about my experiences to bring humor into other’s lives because almost EVERY article I read about epilepsy is fucking depressing or clinical. I want others with epilepsy to read these and laugh for once, because everyone else is bringing them down. I also intend for these stories to give you some insight into a life that isn’t your own and learn how to deal with your feelings, because maybe someone in your life is being affected.
And a lot of the shit that happens to me is funny, I like to make fun of myself. It’s ok to laugh.
Laugh at it this: So You’ve Got Epilepsy (warning: sense of humor required)
So here are some tips I want to share with you, and it’s up to you to decide how to take this (hopefully with a grain of salt and some tequila).
- Shut up.
Whew, what a list. Now go and laugh, interact, make friends with someone new who says offensive shit and make fun of them also make fun of those PC police people.
Chances are you are one of those two types! I know I am!
Changing that statement of how sorry you feel for someone into a compliment or joke can just as fulfilling, because you made them smile or laugh instead of reflect on a “sad” thing.
Go, be humans. Learn from our collective stupidity!
This world needs laughter right now, not pity and judgement.