You ought to expect better of people. It encourages you to be a better person yourself.
– Jeph Jacques
Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you.
– Anthony Bourdain
The human face has limited space. If you fill it with laughter there will be no room for crying.
– Rohinton Mistry
Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.
– Marianne Williamson
Intuition is seeing with the soul.
– Dean Koontz
Wanting to be liked can get in the way of truth.
– Delia Ephron
To give your positive or negative attention to something is a way of giving energy. The most damaging form of behavior is withholding your attention.
– Masaru Emoto
- Smile like you’ve just got your teeth ultra-whitened
- Laugh at everything they say
- Nod incessantly to show you care
- Say “Oh!” and “Wow!” a lot
- Never break eye contact
- Talk about every trivial thing in existence
And now, you too can survive human contact in spite of your anxiety.
What’s writing really about? It’s about trying to take fuller possession of the reality of your life.
– Ted Hughes
But I can’t. Let me start out by saying that I know the rules. If a patient says something that leads a professional to believe their patient is in harm’s way, certain procedures must take place. I know that, and I am not hating on that. It’s just that, personally, knowing this makes it harder for me to tell my therapists and doctors everything. Sometimes I even lie. I am not a fan of the hospital, as unfortunately, it has never helped me in the long run. For me, hospitals are just holding cells. I understand that plenty of people are helped by them, but sadly, I am not one of those people. It may have to do with the fact that I’m partly to blame. While in the hospital I will constantly make light of my situation or even outright lie in order to get out as soon as possible.
When I am in the hospital I feel like another statistic, just a number that needs placement or straightening out. My fears of being on the psych ward have never allowed me to take full advantage of the resources there. The friendly faces of the other patients and the sometimes helpful staff do nothing to alleviate my fears. It’s like everyone’s out to get me. I say or do one wrong thing and I’m there another week.
I’m not sure where I got this comparison of hospitals to prison, but it’s there, and the fear is real. I wonder if any of you feel this way about hospitalization as well?