|Posted on March 15, 2018 at 1:05 AM|
No matter what the situation is, no matter how much of a painful past, present, or bleak a future you who read this may feel you struggle with, there is always plenty of inspiration and will power to give yourself a fighting chance. Always. Right now as you read this new set of blog posts, you are witnessing a live example from a below average, blends-in kind of human being with no special qualities other than my forgiveness and compassion. A person who has had to court death in ways that no one can physically see, that not a lot of people understand, yet, let alone to accept and trust as no threat to someone else. Have I given up yet? Nope. The dialogue from this next movie trailer backs me up on this.
"(We) try to save as many people as we can. Sometimes that doesn't mean everybody.
But you don't give up." -Chris Evans, Steve Rogers (Captain America: Civil War trailer).
[With the following background movie trailer music: Hi-Finesse - Event Horizon]
Unfortunately, not everyone will make it particularly those who struggle with suicide, or suicide loss whom develop symptoms themselves and struggle to cope... There can be no more sorrowful reality that myself as an individual, or working as a group with dozens or more people, than (for example) I will never be able to stop all suicide deaths. I will never be there for every eleven or twelve year old, younger than I was when my symptoms first emerged, who ultimately decides to give up on their life. Knowing things such as that likelihood does honestly sadden me. All lives matter. Not everyone makes it. Not good, at all. Failure is not an option, and if those people don't make it we as human beings have failed them.
No one, and I mean no one should be left behind regarding mental health or really just any person whatsoever. This life is special that everyone is fortunate to live. It's a gift you only get once. I, for one, am getting tired of seeing people who have different skin color (including white individuals such as myself), sexual preference (including straight individuals like myself), gender identity (disorder), rich or poor (including the use of terms like privileged to create segregation), powerful or powerless, mental illness or not, to be stereotyped and bullied by oppressive minded people. That, to stand before the oppressed and not behind them, is a purpose worth living for. Or as actor Chris Evans' character is fond of saying, "I can do this all day".
In fact, as I wrote these blog entries I realized just how much I look up to and idolize the way Steve Rogers is portrayed as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He really is a stunning character that more people should aspire to being. And a type of person that we do need right now very much because not giving up is not a cliché. Encouraging especially a person with mental illness to not give up and, if you manage to get that through to them, makes all the difference in their world.
I'm beginning to get the feeling that each of these Marvel film trailers I've talked about follow a certain pattern in my own life. So, why stop now? It gets more intriguing with the next trailer by taking a certain mystical perspective of things courtesy of none other than...
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