A quote from a ted talk

“we feel so much pain and so much love, and we sense that the world doesn’t want us to feel that much, and doesn’t want to need as much comfort as we need, so we start pretending. We try to pretend we’re the
people we’re supposed to be. We numb and we hide and we pretend, and
that pretending does eventually turn into a life of lies. But to be fair, we thought we were supposed to be lying. They tell us since we’re little that when someone asks us how we’re doing, the only appropriate
answer is, “Fine. And you?” But the thing is that people are truth tellers. We are born to make our unknown known. We will find somewhere to do it. So, in private, with the booze or the overshopping or the
alcohol or the food, we tell the truth. We say, “Actually, I’m not fine.” Because we don’t feel safe telling that truth in the real world–we make our own little world–and that’s addiction. And so what happens is, all of us end up living in these little, teeny,
controllable, predictable, dark worlds, instead of all together in the big, bright, messy one.”

Lessons From The Mental Hospital

Glennon Doyle Melton | TEDxTraverseCity
TEDx Talks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHHPNMIK-fY&t=367s

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Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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