Open Letter to the World

I’m sorry if I’m difficult. My father left me when I was a toddler and I pretty much raised myself because my parents were young and drunk. So I’m sorry that everyone else who’s ever left me will bare the brunt of that anger. And lots of people, who I’ve loved dearly and would have done anything for, have left me. Meanly. So when I react the way I do, take a moment and try to understand why and what role you may have played. Yes, I hold grudges, but unless you’ve been inside my heart, you couldn’t possibly understand the hurt and depression and worthlessness.

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From the NPR article,

If You’re Often Angry Or Irritable, You May Be Depressed

But he points out that irritability — a reduced control over one’s temper that results in angry outbursts — is listed as a core symptom of depression for children and adolescents. It has never made sense to him that it’s not included for adults. “Why would someone who happens to be irritable and angry when depressed as an adolescent suddenly stop being angry at age 18?” he asks.

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