|Barked: Wed Sep 11, '13 9:45am PST |
|Ok, that's not what I meant at all.
I was NOT saying all people with mental illnesses are unstable or shouldn't be allowed to have animals. I said her *actions* from that night proved she wasn't capable of taking care of herself or her dog. I did NOT say her *Schizophrenia* proved....
Sure, there was something I said that I could have worded better (in another part of my post you didn't quote, which is the part you should've quoted and really could have pointed out to me in a nicer tone). I'll quote it myself: "People with mental illnesses do not think rationally, they don't think about what they're doing and how it might harm themselves and those around them." I should have clarified or worded that better, but again, just to let you know, I truly don't think all people with mental illnesses are unstable or incapable of taking care of themselves or others. And I'm sorry for a poorly worded sentence that caused confusion and hurt your feelings.
(my turn to rant)
Titan - If your goal is to educate me on the correct ways to speak of a mental illness, or to counter stigmas or stereotypes of mental illnesses, it's best to be nice/polite. I seriously don't like being "shouted" at or talked down to, or anything like your post was, which, in my eyes, was rude and condescending. When I read things worded like that directed at me, it just makes me not want to listen to what that person has to say, no matter what the subject. Your post made me angry and I want to "shout" right back at you, but I'm doing my best not to. I don't mind if people point out to me if I say something wrong or I give wrong facts, as long as it's polite and not angry bashing. You can educate, or you can irritate. Which do you think works best in the long run?
Edited by author Wed Sep 11, '13 9:46am PST
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