I don’t think some people are prepared to hear that determination alone is not enough to beat a disease. You can do everything right and still get worse, and it’s not your fault.
You can’t say being motivated and refusing your circumstances–“I got better because I wouldn’t settle for anything less!”–is going to get everyone well, because it gives those who aren’t so lucky the delusion that they’re somehow responsible.
This post is for you.
The people who stay sick still matter. The people who die from their disease still matter. It is not your fault.
No one talks about these things out of fear of being attacked for it… I guess it’s a lesson to be learned by those who have that journey. As Oscar Wilde said, “Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”
♥ a rainbow at night