I’m past angry now. I wore out my anger on the marchers. Now I am protecting myself by saving any anger for big important things I can change because my anxiety doesn’t do well with all this stuff that is out of my control. If I see someone doing the wrong thing I move on and smile about something good. I try not to think about the things I can’t do and focus on what I can. Anger has overwhelmed me in the last year and I’m trying not to go sink into it again.
I feel this so deeply. It terrifies me that one day one of my sons might say or do something that makes me question everything I have done. The most difficult part is that some of these cultists will have real mental health issues that won’t be addressed because they feel so supported by the millions of others. In the past, delusional thinking was clear and people sought help; now it is mainstream and growing exponentially. I hope you manage to find your beautiful son again, it must be the worst feeling to think you have lost him.
@mamamia-user-482898552 that’s exactly my point. Why do people need to present themselves as ‘coaches’? Why this drive to be famous/inspirational? These people are so ordinary but are trying so hard to be more than that. I love being ordinary.
Or we could just stop talking about bodies all together and just post photos of people doing things rather than focusing on their bodies. I don’t understand why it is necessary to comment on bodies. I know I have never posted a photo to comment on my body.
These are classic ADHD symptoms. The anger at things not turning out as expected or not getting what he wants, the addictive behaviour. It may be too late for him to listen but getting treatment for ADHD could really help. One of my sons was finally diagnosed at 16 and Ritalin really helped, the other at 19, after showing the behaviours shown here and he didn’t stick to his medication but found a job that works for him. Finding their passion is the best thing for people with ADHD because it is the only thing they will work hard at and focus on. A psychologist can work on the resilience but it’s takes work.