Guys, I wished I was so tolerant.
My mental illness us a big part of me, its part if my character and every moment in my life.
I'm tired of people looking sideways at me, staying clear, thinking and reacting adversely to who I am. Eg. I'm in a car club on Facebook. I have a few members that think I mention things I shouldn't like I'm having a tough time, I'm depressed etc. These people want only fun in their lives. They don't want to feel compelled to understand.
Yet couple of years ago one of them had a brother that suicided. I drove 4 hours to be there fir him. Many of us have the care gene that compels us to simply care.
If someone doesn't have that care factor...I'm out of here. They simply won't be in my life.
Tough decision? Nope. I just don't want to waste my time with people lacking one if humanities most wonderful qualities...compassion
After all...what does it take? A simple "r u OK"? Or " hope you feel better tomorrow ".
It wouldn't take much at all for me to feel a little better and keep them as friends.
Those that make me feel awkward fir possessing such an illness that I didn't choose don't deserve me.