posted on Dec, 21 2008 @ 10:58 AM
Sad thing is a psychologist would diagnose you as bi-polar and want to put you on pills to "correct" this, when it's just part of growing up.
while I don't want to take away from the importance of getting a correct diagnosis (if there is a real chance of mental health problems) - I think
you touch on something very important with this
not just from an observers perspective - but from our own - of ourselves
experiencing strong emotions is not a sign of mental illness - it seems these days that if you aren't quiet, well behaved/tame/subdued, neutral or
HAPPY - you have some sort of problem
strong emotions and moods are part of being human - it's only when they become a real obstacle to living and functioning that it may be a problem -
and that can be a tough call to make - when is it a real problem - when is it just a part of being alive?
we grow up sometimes thinking the whole point is to be happy - and when we're not - we can tend to believe there's something wrong with us. When
we're young, we don't always understand that - and we haven't had enough experience to learn how to go with the flow
giving yourself permission to be as miserable as you need to be - will actually help you move through it a lot faster than fighting it (in my opinion
- and based on my experience)
being miserable and disappointed is just as normal as being happy :-)
edit to add: I forgot to say - I'm glad you're having a good day - have a happy holiday - even if it's not your holiday
[edit on 12/21/2008 by Spiramirabilis]