being sad is c00l

I’m going to try not to make this into rant-style post, but, here’s what I’ve been thinking…

Now-a-days, it seems as though we are unable to normalise anything. If we have an issue, we don’t just deem it acceptable and move on, we glamorise it – make it “cool” when there’s no need.

Since when did suffering from mental heath issues become a trend? Or being gay for that matter?

We are a generation obsessed with labels. And while they may be appropriate in some situations, I don’t think we should rely on them so heavily in order to define ourselves.

At the end of the day, you can’t merely stick a label on your personality, and it’s your personality that really makes you, you. And that’s all I’m interested in.

I understand people want to celebrate their differences and I’m all for some positivity, just as long as the intention isn’t to portray those differences any better (or any less) than any others. Being gay isn’t any ‘better’ than being straight and being straight isn’t any ‘better’ than being gay.

In response to the title of this, being sad isn’t cool. People with mental illness suffer daily and it can have detrimental affects on their life. Whilst it’s good to be open about these things and let others know they’re not alone and shouldn’t feel ashamed, there’s no need to make them feel they’re better because of it. (Sorry I’ve used the word ‘better’ a lot I just can’t think of a more suitable word). They simply don’t need you to tell them that.

To conclude, I believe you can be kind without understanding someone’s whole story. We should all strive to treat each other appropriately on the basis of personality and character and ignoring the categories we’ve been placed in.

I’d also just like to say that you are entitled to your own opinions and much as I am mine but the intention of this post was not to offend or upset anyone; it was purely to address something I’d been thinking about lately. I do find it difficult to articulate properly when it come to things like this, so I hope I’ve got my feelings across somewhat understandably.

More than any other post I’ve done, I would love to hear your thoughts on this one so feel free to comment below.

Thanks for reading,

-Caitlin

 

 

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4 thoughts on “being sad is c00l

  1. @cf_fairfeld says:

    I’ve been feeling the same way a lot for some time now, and I’m really glad I’m not the only person who feels this way XD I mean, yes, it’s all right to be your own self, and embrace all the good stuff and the bad stuff that make you, well, you, but that doesn’t mean you have to shove it down other peoples’ throats 24/7. That said, however, there are people for whom sharing their feelings is the only way they can feel better about it… even though that seems a bit unhealthy, if they feel better, then by all means let them do it. Ugh, accepting people for what they are is difficult sometimes… where do you draw the line between expressing your feelings and self-indulgence? *sorry for the rant* XD

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  2. Awkwardsaurus says:

    Oh my gosh, you’re so right about everything here! I totally agree about the labels, and especially with our generation. Everyone seems to be so quick to stamp themselves with some sort of way they have to fit in, and suddenly everything becomes about that. People should be more of their personality, not their sexuality or their mental state, even though they’re still important! 😀

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