reply to post by TedHodgson
Ahh, so I don't make a difference just because I don't answer your post as you want me to?
Please, I invite you, tell me what I am, in your understanding?
I will me answer your question within the very confines of your understanding, it appears to be quite limited by societal stereotyping:
I have worked with many abused children as a mental health nurse. I have worked with, mentally ill adults, mentally deficit adults, and criminally
insane adults as a mental health nurse and therapist. I have worked with fatally ill people of all ages on their death beds as a hospice nurse,
comforting the family members and helping people ease into their last moments. I have worked with elderly people, assisting them in the daily
activities they could no longer do on their own without judgment and without resentment.
I lived the first eighteen years of my life as an abused and oppressed person. I raised six younger siblings and protected them from abuse in any way
I could. I lived an additional time after I moved from that house being abused in other ways, until I finally was able to stand up for myself and
become the person I wanted to be.
I know how to survive.
I have survived.
I am here typing to you, aren't I?
If there were a human flesh barbecue, be assured that I would do all I could do to be the Chef. However, I would bury the bodies rather than eat them.
Because we all deserve respect, even in death.
As I have said, I would kill if I needed to. I have nearly killed when I've needed to. I have made the decision in my heart to murder another human
being, but fate intervened. I was spared from that position at that time, but there is no guarantee I will be spared in the future.
I can't let abusers go unpunished, it is against my nature. I will do whatever it takes to stop them from hurting other people.
I help people because I have to help people. I have always helped people, I always will help people. It's what I do. It is only you, TedHodgson, who
knows nothing about me and who will probably never know me in real life, who is questioning this because you can only read what you want to read.
I am what I am.
I am my experiences. I am the past and present, my children are the future.
And, I am a mother with three children and I teach them to be good people and to do good things in the world, to help other people. They change the
world by being who they are. They change the world by their existence.
I, by extension, change the world by my existence.
You have not answered my question as I have asked it, TedHodgson:
Are you the problem or are you the solution?
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