A sick culture mistakes happiness for selfishness, indifference for callousness; a shallow culture mistakes sternness for meanness, profoundness for depression.
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I cannot count how many people unintentionally judged me when they actually just tried to help me. I appreciate their kind motive, but the judgment is something very hard for me to sustain.
I realized, one of reasons that they “suggested”, implied or even believed that my physical chronic illness was caused by my mental “depression”, is simply because they did not believe that being single (or living alone) could be a healthy lifestyle. Because of this “belief”, despite there were no evidences showing that I was depressed, despite of my patient and clear explanation, they still SAW that as a plain fact. This really show me how powerful belief is – as soon as you believe in something, you simply ignore facts that go against it. It can really turn black to white!