There are only three experts on me. One of them is me. None of them are you.
So says my current facebook status. It really annoys me when people think they know me better than I know myself – especially when they’re wrong.
Only I know my whole story. Only I know how I am feeling at any given moment.
I had problems over on facebook a few weeks ago with a chap who had been given some information from one of my statuses. It got back to me that he knows I have “issues” that can “make her say things that could be taken differently”.
First of all, I don’t have issues – I have a mental illness. Secondly, it is very rare that I say something online which I don’t mean – I have a hard and fast rule that only this me accesses social media – and if I do it is never because of my mental illness.
The assumption that if I say or do something you don’t like it’s because of my mental illness is wholly incorrect. In this instance I said what I said because it is true. In other instances it may be worth looking at yourself rather than me – it’s not my mental illness so maybe it’s something you’ve done.
Self-appointed experts on me, who blame everything on my mental illness and can’t see past that, take note