"Introversion and shyness are two separate things which are often equated; the assumption is that if you are one, you are also the other. But introversion is a constant that forms the foundation of your personality, not inherently good or bad, but fundamental. Shyness is like a coat you can’t remember putting on, if someone gave it to you, or if you chose it yourself. You know you should take it off, but if you do, what if you’re cold? It’s kind of comfortable and familiar, in a suffocating kind of way. Far from being a part of your personality, it’s the shyness (or coat, if you will), that stops you from presenting that personality to the world."
I’m so sick of people saying they have “anxiety” when they really don’t. And having “anxiety” is becoming a trend and it’s honestly pissing me off.
Because now people with anxiety are either looked at as being dramatic and fake or people don’t understand and push them to do things they just can’t do, like presentations, because they think they’re just nervous.
So, unless you’re clinically diagnosed with anxiety, shut the fuck up.
Do you know how hard it is for some people to even get a diagnosis of something like anxiety? Let’s not even go into the difficulty of even making it into a doctor’s office and forming the words “I think I have a problem”, you’ve got to hope you’re in a doctor’s office that contains a doctor who understands that anxiety is even a real thing and not just “people being dramatic” or whiny or “nervous”. YES there are doctors who think this too, and I guarantee you every one who thinks they MAY have anxiety (and struggles with the related anxiety of deciding whether they really DO have anxiety or whether they, themselves, are just BEING DRAMATIC or WHINY or NERVOUS) has worried that they will get a doctor who tells them to get over themselves.
You do not get to dictate when someone can and cannot say they have a disorder. Are there people who are claiming anxiety when they are “just nervous”? Sure. Just like there are people who say they’re depressed when they’re “just sad”. But not everyone is, and messages like this just make it harder for people to accept that they have a problem, that it is a real problem, and that the rest of the world will see it that way.
Being dismissive is just another way of furthering stigmas. So please keep your judgements to yourself.
So today I was listening to Cassiopeia, which was the first track from TBU that I really loved, and I was thinking of all the new people who’ll get to hear it thanks to the Grammy nomination and that just makes me SO HAPPY and guys I’m so happy and proud aishjkajefaoklk.
Me: Brave went platinum!
Boyfriend [deadpan]: Is that the Katy Perry song?
Dear Lord, Javier’s tweets recently are kind of breaking my heart.
Just read a review of the We Can Survive concert that derisively described Sara Bareilles as “too earnest”. What a TERRIBLE thing for a musician to be, dear LORD.
Is it pathetic that I’m actually crushed that there was no Brave/Roar mash-up? Or in fact no hint of Brave at all in that Roar performance?