Thursday, November 17, 2011

Keeping It Real

“People are screwed up in this world. I'd rather be with someone screwed up and open about it than somebody perfect and ready to explode.”

~ Ned Vizzini, It's Kind of a Funny Story

This is exactly how I feel!


  1. omg how true is that statement?! i was having this conversation with one of my girlfriends who is on meds and she said she can't wait for the day she doesn't need to be on them anymore.. well she went off them for two years and ended up being worse off without them.

    i guess it's the social pressure of people knowing you are on medication for issues that freak people out. i will admit at first going in to get on my medication i was so hesitant because i honestly didn't believe i needed it.

    boy was i wrong. it has mellowed me out, helped me think more clearly and help me become more me. my doctor suggested to try getting off it after a year to see if i would still need the meds which i will take her advice but at the same time if i feel any decrease i'll be back on my meds faster than you could imagine.

    everyone has their screwed up moments. no one is perfect and the more they pretend to be the more fake and irritating they become. at least to me.


  2. So THAT'S why Miles stays with me! XD

    If you spend your entire life trying to be perfect, you end up imploding rather messily. Bring on the honesty and insanity!

  3. Probably close to half the people I've met through blogging either are or have been in therapy at some point. And these are mostly people under thirty. I think it's safe to say then it's a good indicator that an equal amount of people in my physical life are similar, they just don't talk about it as openly. I've always felt professionals are generally too quick to prescribe medications, but in saying that I'm in full agreement that there are times when a chemical imbalance is present and pharmaceutical treatment is necessary. I believe most conditions can be treated through means such as CBT, however I've also seen what can happen when someone goes off their meds. We lost someone in our extended family after they didn't regulate their medication.

    I'm incredibly impressed by and proud of people who openly discuss their therapy program. Today more people than ever struggle with psychological issues, or perhaps it's just talked about more. I really do feel that seeking treatment is becoming more socially acceptable. Yes there are those who won't understand or get a little freaked out to hear someone's on medication, but I think people are generally more receptive since many already know someone who undergoing similar treatment.

    There's certainly no reason for someone to feel a need to hide it; we all struggle with
    something. The people who don't have it all together are usually the most interesting people I know and the ones I want to spend the most time around. I love that introspection.

  4. I enjoyed this...thanks for sharing this gem ~

  5. I share the sentiment that you shared! There is also a lyric from a Perfect Circle (?) song. But, blame my gym teacher for my knowing that.