October 28, 2014

Discriminating Against the Mostly Sane

A common tactic to discredit someone is to say they're crazy. "He's a little touched in the head, so he can't tell what's real or not." No, the majority of us know what's real. Some who do hallucinate still need to be taken seriously until proven otherwise since they are a common target for assault.

The media and others paint the mentally ill as violent, especially after a shooting. That criminal chose violence. Millions of us choose to manage our mental health in positive and healthy ways. Otherwise, everyone would be dead.

So who is really sane? No one on this earth is perfectly "sane" or "normal." Everyone has ups and downs in life. It just depends on how high or low the ups and downs are.