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I have been sick since last Friday; I haven’t been this sick for so long! The other day I told a few of my family members that I wouldn’t be able to go on a trip that I had planned for this weekend because I am too sick and don’t want to get any one else sick. I was telling somebody that I felt really bad that I couldn’t go, and this person says to me “Are you sure you aren’t just depressed?” I looked at her and said “Wait, what?” I just couldn’t believe that someone would assume I am depressed because I have been sleeping (to feel better) and that I am not going on my trip. What she saw was isolating.. sleeping.. and me not being at work. But, in reality.. It’s that I am drained and need to rest so I do not get any worse.
I found this so interesting and have been thinking a lot about it. When somebody has a history of something, (isolating, not following through etc.) people are so quick to judge that it’s the flaw they have, but it really could be that they are sick or not feeling well.
Thought I’d share this, got me thinking a lot the past day or two!
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