I think that the concept of it gets better is beautiful and it’s one that may, may come from a place of privilege a little bit. I think that it’s beautiful to think that for everyone it will get better. But in my experience it’s not always gotten better.
And I think that the difficulty that we have whenever we are telling someone that, is that they may not see when. They may be two or three years into experiencing whatever it is that they’re experiencing, so they might not be able to see the other side.
Situations may always be tough. It may be always difficult to navigate this government. It may be always difficult to navigate insurance, it may be always difficult to remember to take medicine every day.
But what happens is that I continue to get stronger, I get tougher. I continue to learn more, I become more knowledgeable about what exists out there that can potentially help me.
I become more knowledgeable about ways to help others and I think that, that is more important than it getting better is me being able to get stronger, to be able to navigate the things that are really tough.
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“I continue to learn more, I become more knowledgeable about what exists out there that can potentially help me.”
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