| Wildfire wrote:|
hearing people tell someone with depression to "cheer up" makes me sooo angry
Wildfire, don't get lost in semantics. The well wishes here are genuine. I'd venture to bet that not a single person who has commented here intended a glib "cheer up and get over it." We all know that depression can be multifaceted and not easily conquered.
Give your fellow BHM'ers the benefit of the doubt. We all know that BHM'ers can throw an azz under a bus, reverse, roll over that azz again, then ease on down the road if they feel like it. But such is not the case here.
Did you not see all the calls for PM's should anyone feel the need? That's real.
I personally love Tupac's Keep Ya Head Up. Have for years.
I used to play it after all the white people left for the evening, or at least had their office doors closed :)
One year, around Christmas time, I was so down in the mouth that it was pitiful. Security came by my office making their rounds.
One was a brother that I always spoke to and vice versa. He said "Hey Ms. Ragin. I think you dropped this earlier." I knew that was a lie since I'd been in that damned office 15 hours. But you know us black folk, we ain't gonna say a word in front of whitey until we know what's up.
He just slipped a brown bag outta his pocket and onto my desk and kept going. White boy didn't even look around.
When they left I opened it and saw a ham sandwich, and note and a mix tape. The note said "We're all so proud of you. Keep ya head up."
I burst out crying cause I was tired as hayle and on the verge of quitting. That helped me immeasurably. I still exchange Christmas cards with that brother to this day.Tupac- Keep Ya Head Up
Edited by ragincajin - Jan 24 2014 at 2:01pm