It's been a difficult couple of weeks. Waiting with a person very dear to me, who was having a mental health crisis, I clearly heard two hospital nursing staff commenting..."laughing and dancing like crazy people in their own little world". When the nursing staff came in, and I confronted her, it became very clear that she didn't see the discrimination in the comment she made because she suggested that if the person with me was not in the hospital for mental health reasons, the comment might actually make sense under some circumstances.
make sense to you? Do some people live in a world all to themselves
because they are oblivious of people around them? If so, does this make
the world a happier place?
Is the world a happy place if you have
Alzhiemers? Can you be drunk (literally) with happiness? Can you laugh
so much that the act of laughing can cause you to have a mental health
crisis? Perhaps this was not meant to be a discriminatory statement?
What do you think?
I'd really like to know because for my family and
myself, it's been a tough week in our own little world.