warning, this is quite an angry chapter. rest assured its not aimed at any of you. I love you guys
Chapter 4 – Rocket Science
I’m take a break from describing my work hell, to discuss an important side note. I’m going to ask you all a question
Why won’t all you selfish pricks help someone in need?
I asked myself many times that day in work. Are these people so self-involved that they didn’t notice my pain? Or was it that they did notice and they just didn’t give a fuck? To be honest I don’t know which of these is worse
If someone had just came up to that day, put a hand on my shoulder and simply asked “are you ok?” I would have felt a hundred times better. I would have been touched, and I would have felt better knowing that there’s was someone in the world who cared. Unfortunately, it seems like basic human decency has gone out the window
Recently, I decided to sign up for a mental health awareness course at college. I figured it would give me something to do with my days, I would meet like-minded people and learn something about my condition. It seemed like a winner on paper. However the reality was different.
The course was a disorganised rabble. There are security guards everywhere constantly hounding you if you don't have your security pass. The course itself is deathly dull and is nothing I don’t already know. But the worst part is what happened on my first day.
They started talking about communication difficulties and isolation. Being very familiar with this, it hit home and my mood spiralled downwards. By break time I was literally standing banging my head off a wall trying to control myself. My classmate’s response to this? None. They walked right past laughing and joking. By the time the lecturer got back I was standing with my eyes closes talking deep breaths. His response? "You coming in, Gary?"
Why does no one in the world give a fuck?
Let me give you all a piece of advice. If someone is looking distressed, it’s not over nothing. It’s not because the person is drunk or being a drama queen, and odds are that if you ask them what’s wrong there not going to bite your head off or put a gun in their mouth. They will be genuinely touched that you asked and it will probably make a difference in there day. You will also have the knowledge that you helped someone. All because you asked the following question.
“Are you OK?”
It’s not fucking rocket science people