I had an epiphany this morning, in regards to PTSD. I’m not sure the normal way the disorder is handled, is the best way to deal with it. A patient is encouraged to avoid circumstances where they might be triggered.
In some cases this severely limits a person. It limits the people around them at all. In a sense, you’re slave to the disorder.
It’s seems better that a person who realizes their sensitivity, train themselves to not take the bait. It may be hard, but so obviously empowering, if you’re successful.
I have PTSD. How could I not, with a childhood like mine? I used to be disabled by it, but I no longer am. I overcame it via this blog, for the most part. People would make remarks that would devastate me. I would be triggered out of my mind. I would delete my whole blog and retreat for weeks, in whimpering pain….and then I’d come back.
Eventually, I got sick of this routine. I decided to come up with a thicker skin, one way or the other.
I can’t say that it was fast or easy, but I got it done. I can live the rest of my life, not asking or expecting people to walk on eggshells around me, so as not to injure me. It’s actually easier to control yourself, then it is to attempt to control the world.
It’s like having a peanut allergy. Surely it’s easier for a person to train themselves to not take the peanut, then it is to rid the world of the offensive nut. The idea it should go the other way is just another example of how self-centered we’ve become. The whole world is supposed to care about your sensitivity.
I know this will not be a popular viewpoint in some circles but you may want to rethink your beliefs. You can never really be free if you’re dependent on what others do or don’t do.