Saturday, 3 December 2016

Defined By A Diagnosis


I think in today's society it is easy to think that we are defined by a diagnosis whether that be big or small. But this shouldn't be the case, just because someone tells you that you have a specific thing whether that be anxiety or depression this shouldn't then become a thing that defines you fully. It may be useful to have this somewhat of a label now attached to you, for next time when you are discussing it with someone but the idea that it can prevent you from doing things shouldn't be the case. Take the Paralympics for example, there are people who are consistently pushing their boundaries by doing things that society says they can't do or even sometimes things that professionals and loved ones say they can't. Nothing's impossible! You can have no limbs and still swim. You can have anxiety and still enter that exam. You can have depression and still have days where you are happy. I think this again is a factor that we shouldn't compare ourselves to others. 

You may be thinking what's the point of this post, which is understandable. But from my view the point of this post is to make it clear that you are worth more. I have spoken to many people in the past who have been diagnosed and the thing that has affected them more has been the diagnosis not the thing that they have been diagnosed with in the beginning. This is because they like many, got confused that about how they should live, instead of living as they please and trying their best to not let the diagnosis hold them down. Sure, you can get some bad days, but there are also many good days to make up for them. So remember to follow your dreams.


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