Making Others Uncomfortable

The world will never change until we refrain from being so comfortable in our own mess that we no longer notice the smell!

Girlfriend's Guide to Good Mental Health

Good girls just don’t make others uncomfortable…..

So they say.

I beg to differ…. If we are going to change the world, we need to get “comfortable” with the idea of making others uncomfortable. Because maintaining the status quo is undeniably comfortable. It is familiar, like the warm fuzzy blanket we curl up to in the winter time. Unfortunately, though, if we are not careful, that same blanket will smother us.

It is the same with preventing suicide. It feels natural to avoid the subject, avoid the issue. It is much more comforting to just bury our heads in the sand, pretend it will never happen to us or anyone that we know, and leave in in the “only happens to others” category.

I know, because I have been there.

Getting comfortable with the word suicide has been something that I am still struggling with to this day. In the…

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2 Responses to Making Others Uncomfortable

  1. Martha, Thank you for this!

    -Billie

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  2. AWETHENTIQ says:

    Politically Correct. PC. That is the gearshift for devolution through complacency and politeness. Thanks for this acutely relevant post.

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