Everyone has to carry his/her own cross. The struggling is not worthless as long as you have trust in our Creator that all pains come with lessons. I have had ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - “A chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It may contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships, and difficulty at school or work”), and Inferior Complex all my life without knowing until my daughter Vivian, the therapist told me recently. ADHD is genetic, but the Inferior Complex was affected by the environment I was brought up. Due to these illnesses, they have affected my work and my relationship with others! Vivian has urged me to seek professional help, and I promised her that I would soon.
How many adults have these issues without getting help? Therefore, you cannot judge anyone you don’t know, especially the homeless. Mental issue is invisible, but it’s real to the patients. In most societies, it’s a taboo to mention about this illness as if it is a crime, but I’m glad that the younger generation and the Western are more open about it. Getting help early in life can change your life for the better. As in the case of my daughter and her son who have been seeing therapists for years to help them navigate through life.
All pains come with lesson. Mine is to share the experiences and compassions with others. What are yours?
March 22, 2023