Originally posted by eddiemaiden_80
I'd say this guy suffers from Bipolar. But I don't think it best ppl humiliate him on here. Even tho we don't know this person he will almost
certainly read this article which wont help his case at all.
Kinda like hearing people talking about you when your on the otherside of the door. Its not nice for anyone!
Most of us in some point in time get too drunk and do regreatable things but this guys case is worsened by his illness.
I am in no way sticking up for this person but I once did live with somone while at Uni who suffered Bipolar and they were incredibly difficult to
live with, in the end the person I lived with was sectioned.
I just feel to go on here knowing you will get posts from other users making fun of this person is not the right thing to do. Would you make fun of
somone with only one arm.
Plus there can be repressions from doing something like this especially if the person is not stable which they clearly arnt
Even though I disagree a bit, I still feel you deserve a star. I forgot to mention, I'm bipolar, and yes, the story of his actions do seem on par.
Alcohol really does a number on the mood swings and self-isolation, and some people don't realize they suffer from mild bipolar syndrome until they
start reviewing actions under the influence of alcohol (or other, illegal in ALL states, drugs...), but it usually gets attributed to the alcohol. In
my case, I started paying attention when I contrasted 3 states of my being. Sober, drunk, and medicated. Took me a visit to the shrink in college, and
about 4 years of accepting myself, and still to this day trying to understand why I do some of the things I do.
Where I DO disagree with ya, is I (have been in the same situation) have been called out on my previous night's rant. It was a bit to deal with, but
I'm a better person for taking the slap to the face. At least this guy can read the posts, a couple helpful ones, a bunch of (now removed) posts,
lol... and he can deal with whatever emotion hits him. I'm not saying that with a cruel tone, more of a "hurt, didn't it?" affection. We all have to
learn from mistakes, and he gets a little bonus of keeping anon until he can deal with it. If he meets clucker again on the street, hopefully he can
apologize, however pitifully he can muster (I hate having to do the 'head down' apology... I feel like I wasn't ready to apologize, but I may have not
had another moment to make amends).
Cluckerspud, if you see him again, and the situation isn't going to be stressed, pull him aside and ask how he's been, start small conversation, and
make the joke "yeah, so I take it no more CT talk in public for us, eh? hehe!". A (ex)friend and I had to do that concerning topics of religion and
politics. She was private school catholic, and her dad was a politician (had been mayor for awhile). Imagine how that goes down during a drinking
party... I found she didn't like being called a brainwashed tool and "Go pray to your Satan-God images, ****!", but I don't like being called crazy
when I'm sitting with a newspaper article in hand... apparently her upbringing allows her to decide what's real news, and what's crap.... anyways...
if he doesn't make you feel uncomfortable in a 'run-in' situation, you may make friends with him. Just gotta know when to pull back the throttle and
change subject. Honestly, you may have (unknowingly) helped him get on a roll. If you are ever in a situation like that again with someone who starts
heading for the cliff, remember you can steer them around a bit. If you let them just run, they are steering you (or attempting to) until you jump out
of the car. I really don't know how to put it into words, but hopefully the steering analogy helps. He could end up turning out to be a really awesome
person any other time, and a potential GREAT friend. I don't like seeing opportunities for camaraderie get wasted because of a bad run-in flooded out
with alcohol, ha know what I mean?
edit on 4-7-2011 by Earthscum because: typos