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Originally posted by BobSwagger
I know my story is nothing in comparison to others' posts, but here it goes:
For me, the worst part of my life has been ongoing. According to my parents, I didn't start talking until I was 4, which is probably part of the reason I have a speech impediment. I took speech lessons throughout grade school, but they didn't help much at all. I was still unable to pronounce "r"s correctly, and giving up hope on it, I refused to take lessons before Jr. high, which I began to regret.
uhmmmm sorry but what was your problem again exactly?
So, there I am. I think I've reached the very bottom. I can't fight anymore. For most of my life, I wanted to be a writer. Writing was the only thing that kept me going. I haven't written in a year or so because I can't do it anymore. It's just gone, and I don't care. I tried seeking counseling a few times, and they just want to throw more pills at me.
I no longer have friends because of all the damage my former roommate caused and also because I'm afraid to go outside anymore. My mother continues to call every day, and I live in fear of her calls. Because I'm at the point where I believe every awful thing that she says about me, and I wonder why I'm still here.
I don't know. But there you go. That's my story.
Originally posted by AceWombat04
I am reluctant to post my experiences because I can already see hints of a competitive, "Oh yeah? Well I've been through THIS!" attitude rearing its head. As, sadly, I expected sort of.
So instead I'll just say I believe that no matter what we go through, there's always, always someone going through worse, even if only by degrees. And a lot of how much we suffer is relative to our threshold for suffering. One person's "just a splinter" is someone else's "agonizing pain." And I believe they're all equally valid and worthy of compassion, not scorn or dismissal.
Just my two cents. Peace.
Originally posted by XxNightAngelusxX
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by rick004
My hardships rival everyone's on this thread and then some. I don't need to constantly mire myself in it or find compatibility to make myself feel better. The ones who need to know, know.
You don't meet many people from the Sudan, do you?
Because the government doesn't allow people to leave. The government doesn't even allow the women to report rape, though about 80% of the female population has been raped and abused.
The Sudanese government won't let the papers report any atrocities, and will not let the UN or other organizations into the country to document them.
Canada, the US, and the UK are trying to get into Sudan for rescue efforts because rebel forces are once again terrotizing and brutalzing the citizens.
So when your government allows rebel forces to come into your village, kill your father in front of you, and force you to rape your mother afterwards, and you are not allowed to tell a soul....
you can say that you don't have any freedoms.
You're funny. The "I've had it worse than ALL of you!" stuff doesn't work on me, sorry. I'm surrounded by it. I've grown immune.
Says the person who felt a need to start a thread and dive right in to their life story, who wants to know everyone else's.
You think I've shared all my horrors and troubles online?
Your point is?
I am not starting a competition. You feel the need to compete suddenly though.
I didn't question your life, I questioned how you seem to think you don't have any freedom.
You don't know squat. Especially not about meOr any of us, for that matter..
That is pretty much the point of anonymous forums with fake member names.
Yes, more likely than not, he got landed in a correctional facility because of some wrong he did. Does that automatically call for torture?
It depends on what he did. Which is why I asked. If he is in there for child molestation, are you worried about his rights?
Maybe in Sudan... where, by the way, I don't think you've ever been. Just my opinion, though. I wouldn't know for sure.
I don't have to go to know how it is. Just like I have never been to England, but I know that they have good TV, have a queen, a rebel prince, and an immigration issue just like us.
So people in Sudan are allowed to be angry about their evil government, but Americans can't be upset by their government's injustices? They may not be exactly the same, but they're both corrupt governments, and they're both harming their own people... like every government does.
It is a spectrum. If you think it is so bad that you want to leave, by all means leave. But not all governments are equal, or the same amount of "evil". Maybe a little wordly experience will give you perspective.
We all have a right to be hurt by our suffering.
And how is your suffering the governmen'ts fault?
Originally posted by rick004
reply to post by nixie_nox
I have seen my share of poverty and despair ! I volunteer twice a month at the shepherds of good hope and I speak on a regular basis at the detox in my city , judging from your other threads the worst you've been through is too many sweeteners in your Starbucks !!! Oh and I never complained that my country is oppressed !edit on 4-11-2012 by rick004 because: Added more content