Bipolar: Some Of Us Just Can’t Do “Normal”
We’ve got our illness under control.
We find the thought of “fitting in” simply nauseating
That’s because the illness isn’t entirely an illness.
It’s also a messenger.
It’s trying to tell some of us that we’re overlooking our true greatness.
We have a way of thinking that defies herd mentality
We’re wired differently than most.
We have odd perspectives in one or many areas that help us solve issues others cannot.
Yet we struggle to put it to good use
We’re often the spark that makes everyone else’s day brighter.
But we battle to get that same light to shine as brightly in our own.
We fight to pin down what it is we’re supposed to be doing with our unusual selves, in a way that brings us any kind of sustained satisfaction.
We want and need to do something that speaks to our inner voice…our heart
But it doesn’t seem feasible.
Well, f**k feasible!
That is a cop out perspective held by those who are comfortable with the status quo.
Those afraid to reach too high or dream of greater possibilities, let alone pursue them.
We are made of something else – something special
To continue trying to “fit in” would be a crime.
We must remain our weird, odd, eccentric, and somehow more-interesting-than-the-other-guy selves.
Because we have the potential to change the world
Or at least one special part of it, in a way most normal people never could.
And to do so, we MUST stay off center.
So instead of hiding or ignoring your quirks, expand upon them
It’s these peculiarities that make us so effective at problem solving…once we nail down the thing we’d liked solved the most!
We’re also capable of empowering someone else, someone just like us who hasn’t got as far along as we have, to do the same.
I’ll show you how I’m doing that very thing as a former bipolar person.