Making Light Of Bipolar Disorder: An Ignorant Rant By An Influential Man

People of WordPress. Please. I’m on my knees begging you to listen to what I have to say. I desperately need your help. Don’t dismiss this post as wanting attention. I could care less about my views and my likes. This is something that is so much more than me and hits at the core of my entire blog. The purpose of my entire writing!

I know by posting this my reputation and entire blog is on the line. I know that I’m up against a giant with a massive army ready to stand with him and I’m scared to death that I’ll lose. I’m scared of the kind of backlash I’ll get and how triggering it could be. But I’m determined to not go down without a fight.

Earlier this evening, I was browsing around the Reader and came across a heart-breaking post from one of my favorite followers Jason Cushman (aka the Opinionated Man) called Journal Entry 4.

I’ve admired his blog and been very active about reading, liking, and commenting until this.

This…post…tore me apart. In any other case, I would have dismissed this as just another ignorant rant about people who like to “complain” about their mental illnesses. But the wording and the apathy that’s drenched in every word is mortifying. Absolutely. Fucking. Disgusting.

I tried along with Vic, Tessa, and Dyane to reason with him and make him see that to his 56,000+ followers, his words are DAMAGING and can be terribly misconstrued and have disastrously negative effects on the lives of so many people. His words reach ears I wish I could reach.

“I get amused by people who claim to be bi polar”

…what in God’s name?!

And no! I don’t think I’m overreacting. This took a long time to process and let simmer. It could very well indeed have been a childish rant. A juvenile attempt to make light of people who have paranoid delusions, hallucinations, and uncontrollable mood swings. However, on the surface, that first line of the post still sticks out to me.

Amusing….

I get AMUSED by people who CLAIM to be bi polar

For Jason (OM), it is amusing to think people identify as having a neurological disease. It is funny when bipolars suffer under the cloak of severe fucking depression; begging for death like it’s food. It’s hilarious when bipolars self-harm. It’s comical when bipolars’ anxiety levels reach a medically dangerous limit that they go into full blown painful panic attacks and have trouble breathing. It’s humorous when bipolars are manic and spend tens of thousands of dollars on shit they don’t need with money they don’t have and have to go through the embarrassment of looking at the credit card bill and knowing they may lose their mortgages, jobs, friends, family, etc. It’s entertaining when bipolars desperately fight the urge to cheat on their spouses/partners and fall into temptation and lose the loves of their lives.

It’s the funniest thing on the entire fucking planet when bipolar takes their lives. When stones are filled to the brim in the pockets of a trenchcoat and a bipolar jumps into the river to drown.

It’s. So. Fucking. Amusing.

If you know someone or love someone with bipolar disorder, I urge you to speak up!!

I can only do so much from my end. I’m sobbing. This post was so difficult to write and yet I needed to say something because my wants and my needs are valid no matter what anyone says.

We need to END STIGMA. End the stigma and recognize that our mental illness is not something to be laughed at.

But I urge you…DO IT WITH PRIDE! Reblog. Retweet. Email. Talk. Write a letter. Let’s get this to the highest possible ears! Stand up for your rights as a human being that deserves all the respect and love there is to give. Don’t spew obscenities and hatred. Don’t sink to his level. But say something please. Anything.:

Our lives begin to end the day we become SILENT about things that matter.

-Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.


51 thoughts on “Making Light Of Bipolar Disorder: An Ignorant Rant By An Influential Man

  1. Jess, sweetie,
    After reading his post several times, Based on what he wrote (inability to sleep, incessant thoughts, thoughts he shouldn’t be thinking) I realized that he may be manic. Ironically, he may have bipolar. My attitude shifted, to my shock…I commented to him again, this time urging him to get a check-up, if not for his sake then for his family’s sake. I hope he takes it in.

    Sadly he probably won’t get the help he obviously needs, but it’s worth a shot to encourage him to get assessed.

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  2. I don’t know you, never been on your blog, got here via Dyane’s. However, this post am reading, hmm… I lost my only brother last year to that bi fucking polar… I am not finding it amusing even if it’s someone with the very bipolar disorder who writes what I’m has written… I used to follow his blog, even exchanged a few emails, but I felt he was sinking in his spewing of ‘opinions. I am not going to surely sink that low… tomorrow, am reblogging this post with my own OM for once… after all, does he have a registered copyright to that bi fucking name or those big fucking opinions?

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  3. This blogger has been caught up in scandal with another blogger I follow and since he showed his ignorant colors on a subject that means life or death to many of us, I blocked his blog. I don’t appreciate people who tag their poisonous, ignorant, and exceptionally prejudiced hatred — masked as a right to voice such vitriolic opinion — for the affected people to see. He reminds me of trolls who sound very smart, probably are, making their claims seem so valid and educated, forcing those who criticizes in such a disgustingly careless and offensive way to ALMOST believe him.

    Such a toxic person who makes me feel homicidal just by reading his words and proves this world is full of douchebags, who sounds crazier than the most crazy among the tribe, well they certainly get zero love from me. He can feed his self important ego with his thousands of followers and continue to spew his toxic opinion that most of them will applaud and continue in denial of everything until one day it bites him in the ass.

    I have zero patience for the likes of him.

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    1. God I’ve been so afraid to look at my phone but I breathed a sigh of relief after I read this. Been asking for people to RT and some bipolar group called my post crap. Your comment means the world to me. Some people just think I’m overreacting. I really think his words will be misconstrued and therefore irreparably damaging. Hopefully he’ll get it one day. Feel bad the guy.

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      1. You’re not overreacting at all. Considering the past interactions I witnessed and even brushed, I’d say that this is a norm for this blogger. And I do feel bad for them, more than anything, but I have to protect myself and block them. Their passive aggressive trolling is highly triggering and when people call him out on it, as politely as I saw, the response itself to everyone’s concerns simply shows that they don’t care if they hurt others. And that’s what I can’t get past. I remember one time I wrote a post when I was very, very angry about how useful DBT was and how stupid it was (to me) but my followers got offended by my word choice. Instead of simply saying, “well this is my blog and I’ll write whatever the heck I want,” I took a step back and saw how they could interpret my rant and take it personally or feel offended. I then made amends to the post to better convey what I was trying to express and apologized to those I offended. While it wasn’t my intention to hurt others, I did, and I had to be sorry for that.

        My freedom of speech doesn’t mean I can just piss on whatever. And if I am called out on something, the logical step would be to take re-read and understand why I’m being called out, make amends if needed or explain my point of view. I can’t reconcile with people who just shrug and blow others off as irrational or butt hurt, just because I may not understand or agree to why they feel that way. There is a responsibility we have when we write. I know most of us write to unwind and let go of shit we feel, but if we’re ever told, and as kindly as you all did to him, that a post offended or was stigmatizing, the least we can do is consider those claims and not just brush them off and hide behind the excuse that it’s our blog, so we’ll say whatever we want.

        It doesn’t work that way.

        And that’s how stigma grows to spread to epidemic proportions. We have to fight that. I’m tired of having my illness used as “artistic symbolism” in shit that’s plainly not. Given that he KNEW he had readers who have bipolar, that he supposedly read and reviewed on his blog, it’s even MORE offensive. It’s like if I posted some metaphoric prose that had me feeling “amused” by queer folks — when I know they read me and might get offended by the unnecessary illustration. There’s no excuse for that. There are a million ways to represent a “moody mind” without having to mock serious mental illness. That’s just lacking taste and plain rude.

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    2. There are no toxic people. There are no poisonous people. There are only humans with opinions that differ from your own. Surely you ought to know how damaging words are. To label anyone with damaging words is to stigmatize that person as surely as any mental illness label does. I am against all such stigmas. “Stigma” comes from the procedure in ancient times where an iron brand, the stigma, was burned into a wrongdoer’s face marking them forever. Whatever anyone here may think of OM and the opinions expressed on that blog, the writer is not a toxic person, does not poison other people and remains as human and as fallible as all of the rest of us, and is entitled to an opinion that differs from anyone else’s as well. That is what freedom of speech means, but it is also part of what acceptance of others being different from ourselves and also human means. Respectfully, Pam Wagner

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      1. If you don’t know about the original incident which warranted such labels used by me, please don’t lecture me. In all my blogging years I’ve never seen a more toxic circle where a blogger spews hateful opinions (which indeed he has a right to spit) and is worshiped for them. And there are indeed toxic and poisonous people because of this. It’s not the opinion, it’s the action and feelings that opinion inspires which I call toxic and poisonous.

        It’s not just a matter of disagreeing with an opinion since I don’t really bother wasting energy on that, and simply move on. Which is exactly what I always did when I ran into his posts in the tags, until one day the a very discriminatory post was brought to light by mention of another blogger, over and over.

        A bully is a toxic and poisonous person; there is such a thing. I don’t consider a bully those things merely because he has a different opinion of the person he bullies, but for the actions that opinion makes him take.

        I could care less about anyone’s opinion so long as it doesn’t harm a group. For example: when very hardcore Christians spew their “opinion” against the union of the LBGTQ community in marriage it can be argued as freedom of speech. But that speech is often full of hatred and marginalizes and aims to take away a right from this group; if I want to call it toxic and poisonous because it is and it promotes hate against these people, as well as violence, then it is what is it.

        There ARE toxic and poisonous people. We see them in terrorists. Their opinion is different from us but it leads to violence. So are they not poisonous and toxic? Are they just people with different opinions from us who should be respected and not “labeled?”

        It was harsh and wrong of me to call him a bad person in the heat of anger and after consistently see him piss over people with his so called opinions — because I don’t know him. But when the words I have read have been toxic and poisonous towards groups of people / ideas and in response to criticism has been insulting and dismissive and prone to turning himself into the victim in front of his many followers, while throwing veiled insults at those who disagree, about their intellect and reading proficiency — never once accepting that MAYBE his word choices were poor — then he will obviously make many people blow their cool and perhaps say some pretty harsh things in the face of all that.

        I respect your opinion about being so faithful in mankind as to not believe there are very toxic or poisonous people, but I disagree. However, I won’t be arguing on someone else’s blog comment section nor do I wish to keep a topic on fire which has lasted way too long and has gone very wrong in many ways. It’s also evident that you think very highly of this blogger so there won’t be a point for us to agree on this matter.

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  4. I feel bad that his post triggered you so much. I can see why it did. However, having read your post and comments here first, when I read it all I got was a poorly expressed idea. Sounded to me like he meant to say that he experiences many more emotional phases than just two, and two are implied by the world bipolar. Then again, I don’t follow him. I get a rash if I follow anyone with THAT many followers.

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    1. Yeah but in context, Zoe’s reply to my comment is exactly why I got triggered. He likes to do this and never considers his followers feelings. He gets in fights all the time and his followers count is large enough to do A LOT of damage if people. It’s one thing to own and blog and say whatever but if I begged him nicely to reword it and be helpful rather than just vague and say, “I do what I want” than that would’ve showed me the ability to listen. Maybe Dyane is right. Maybe he is in fact bipolar and struggling. However I find it odd that he would respond to all 4 of us the way he did if that were the case. I honestly don’t know. Just sad he got so callous.

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      1. I get it, and you have a valid point. Perhaps the best thing would be for him to post a warning at the beginning of anything like that; something that would say he’s expressing his own opinions or using trigger words. Of course, I doubt he’d take that suggestion if he hasn’t listened to anything else you’ve said to him. He does sound like he’s struggling with something. Or he wants to sound like he’s struggling with something.

        You know, Jess…after reading your first post, then his words, I’m so proud of your last statement “just sad he got so callous”. There’s no blame or anger in that, just understanding. You got there quick! I guess we can’t do anything about people like him if they don’t hear our words, but you worked through your frustration and anger REALLY well. Good on you! ❤

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  5. Fwiw, based on the title of his blog alone, I’d never read a word he wrote. We all have a billion opinions, surely they’re the least interesting things about us. “Opinionated Man.” What a bore. In general, I would caution not to read too many people, especially if they have a lot of followers, and are men. Because men tend to mistake opinions for things that matter; opinions are mere puffs of mental air. Dude, like millions of other dudes, has a flyspeck brain that looks in the mirror and sees a mighty giant. Sorry he got to you. Hate to see a member of the tribe take the fools to heart: it’s hard enough taking our hearts to heart.

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    1. I am fucking dying over this comment! That was my first thought when I went to his blog. I was scratching my head and going ‘opinionated man’……? Really? Flyspeck of a brain by the way 👌🏻👌🏻

      Going to reblog this.

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  6. Jess,

    Here’s my perspective – I think your reaction is reasonable and justified. AND I also see from Jason’s perspective how his posting may not have intended to express any belittling or disrespect for people suffering with mental health challenges, but I see how it could be interpreted that way. I see the main problem was his reaction to your feedback, because I think this reinforced your interpretation. I feel a small bit of empathy and understanding on his part, especially as a professional blogger, could have gone a long way in reducing a fracas between blogosphere friends.

    I read the comments by Cavelle and Dyane on his post, which reminded me of some of the older stuff Jason had written about himself. He acknowledges having struggled with alcoholism and severe depression that included suicidal thoughts. His chronic insomnia may be a sign of some other underlying mental health problem, but it’s certainly likely to be affecting his judgement.

    I’m not trying to defend him – he should know about triggering readers and how to respond… he’s not a newbie blogger like me! I am sorry this has affected you so strongly. When things settle (and I am confident they will), try not to feel worse about your reaction. Your message about STIGMA needed to be shared – and yours is a great message.

    Stay strong, together… with friends.

    ps I love that song from Les Miserables – great anthem for the mental health stigma battle.

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    1. Thanks Hubby. The more I read about other people’s perspectives the easier it’s getting. He very may well have some underlying issue he isn’t dealing with but you’re right he triggered me with his callous responses. This post should’ve emphasized that more than the wording but like Zoe said, there is a professional way he could’ve handled this and that wasn’t done. Which reinforced my interpretation. I sincerely hope he isn’t struggling. I wouldn’t wish mental health struggles on anyone. Hopefully he will see that

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  7. I politely asked for an apology and was told I would not get one and he can say whatever he damn well pleases. Like someone said he knew a lot of us had bipolar issues from reviewing our blogs. One minute he is nice and pleasant and the next downright mean. He kept laughing at me with little smiley faces. I told him I would forgive that is my new nature I am not holding anger in, but I would never forget. All he said was I am sure you won’t.

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    1. Claim implies a disbelief that we are really bipolar because the person is claiming it and there isn’t solid evidence otherwise. He’s mocking the veracity of our diagnosis. That’s how I interpreted his usage of “claim.” And that makes it deliberate.

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  8. Hey,

    I just saw all of this! I am having computer issues.

    He could have easily expressed what he did in his post without even mentioning Bipolar or using the word “amusing”. Using that word just strikes me as poor word choice because it doesn’t really fit with the rest of his post. Plus it is an inflammatory word to use in this case. But that does seem to be his thing.

    And as for “claiming” to be Bipolar. That is just another odd piece of language. We don’t “claim” to be Bipolar. We are diagnosed Bipolar. Doctors have “claimed” that we are Bipolar and most of us actually can’t believe it or own it for a long time or ever. He obviously just doesn’t understand or know what he is talking about.

    He is obviously struggling his own struggles and fighting his own battles.

    But

    I will tell you what I felt when I saw his post…nothing

    And then a little chuckle and sigh. Don’t be mad. Here is why

    It just struck me as another “I guess we’re all a little bit Bipolar!” ignorant stigmatizing statement.

    And I don’t know. Maybe I’m tired or just too burned out on the stigma shit to get up a feeling for his post.

    I think I tapped out on stigma and judgement when the Reddit women said that those of us who have children should use what was it again like a cactus dildo or something enlightened like that?

    And the stuff with my friend and the stuff with my Pdoc and trying to get my records…and just the incessant smothering stigma…

    Yeah. I hate to say that I am feeling stigma jaded. It still makes me want to fight but at the moment I feel desensitized to his ignorant poor word choices. I am obviously committed to fighting Stigma. I think it just helps me to shift the emotions from experiencing stigma from a personal sadness to a more intellectual concept…it is really in the psychology of the other person. Not in the character of those stigmatized. As Rachel Griffin always says…”If you stigmatize me that is your problem…not my truth”…

    I quibble with that a little bit because stigma obviously causes HUGE problems for us. By I get her point. And it is a good one. Once again word choice.

    I have not followed him or had any relationship at all with him though. It is always a shock and a blow to be hit with something like that from someone you trusted in a way. Just shows we can’t actually trust. Remember the post I wrote about my lunch with my friend. That is how rampant stigma is.

    And there are amazing things about the Internet and there are crappy things about the Internet. On the Internet as in the real world there are all kinds of people. And if you remember when I was harrassed by that one dude and felt like maybe quitting…

    And I realized that those people don’t matter. They just don’t matter. I know we can argue that he is perpetuating stigma. Yeah. He is. So is almost everyone except for us. Like I said when I vomit I vomit stigma. We just keep fighting.

    So…Jess…while I totally understand where you are coming from and empathize…I also feel like here we can use one of my little mantras…

    Whatthefuckever

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  9. I think Cushman writes stream of thought without a filter and it’s deliberate, but not intentionally harmful. Sometimes it’s good and other times not as good. (my own writing often follows that latter trend) And yes, he may be without knowing. I had to go through several seasons of crushing depression (to me, but maybe others would feel it wasn’t that bad) and the above zero times when I can get a lot of things done, before I decided to call it cyclothymia. I’m high functioning but I wonder if it’s just because I have a nagging conscience and a wife and kids who won’t let me do what I want (or not do what I don’t want) when I want to. The more I read corollary symptoms, the more I see myself in the mirror. When I’m up I’m here to support and encourage. And maybe even when I’m down.

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  10. Reblogged this on Bipolar First Bipolar Together and commented:

    Hi readers!

    I’m reblogging this for my friend. We stick together. This brings up the issue of how stigma can strike us when we least expect it, from sources we thought respected us.

    And it shows how triggering stigma can be for the community.

    I am pasting the comment I wrote on Jess’s article here. But it probably won’t make any sense unless you read his post and her post.
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    Seriously HUMANS….just be nice!
    .

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    Hey,

    He could have easily expressed what he did in his post without even mentioning Bipolar or using the word “amusing”. Using that word just strikes me as poor word choice because it doesn’t really fit with the rest of his post. Plus it is an inflammatory word to use in this case. But that does seem to be his thing.

    And as for “claiming” to be Bipolar. That is just another odd piece of language. We don’t “claim” to be Bipolar. We are diagnosed Bipolar. Doctors have “claimed” that we are Bipolar and most of us actually can’t believe it or own it for a long time or ever. He obviously just doesn’t understand or know what he is talking about.

    He is obviously struggling his own struggles and fighting his own battles.

    But

    I will tell you what I felt when I saw his post…nothing

    And then a little chuckle and sigh. Don’t be mad. Here is why

    It just struck me as another “I guess we’re all a little bit Bipolar!” ignorant stigmatizing statement.

    And I don’t know. Maybe I’m tired or just too burned out on the stigma shit to get up a feeling for his post.

    I think I tapped out on stigma and judgement when the Reddit women said that those of us who have children should use what was it again like a cactus dildo or something enlightened like that?

    And the stuff with my friend and the stuff with my Pdoc and trying to get my records…and just the incessant smothering stigma…

    Yeah. I hate to say that I am feeling stigma jaded. It still makes me want to fight but at the moment I feel desensitized to his ignorant poor word choices. I am obviously committed to fighting Stigma. I think it just helps me to shift the emotions from experiencing stigma from a personal sadness to a more intellectual concept…it is really in the psychology of the other person. Not in the character of those stigmatized. As Rachel Griffin always says…”If you stigmatize me that is your problem…not my truth”…

    I quibble with that a little bit because stigma obviously causes HUGE problems for us. By I get her point. And it is a good one. Once again word choice.

    I have not followed him or had any relationship at all with him though. It is always a shock and a blow to be hit with something like that from someone you trusted in a way. Just shows we can’t actually trust. Remember the post I wrote about my lunch with my friend. That is how rampant stigma is.

    And there are amazing things about the Internet and there are crappy things about the Internet. On the Internet as in the real world there are all kinds of people. And if you remember when I was harrassed by that one dude and felt like maybe quitting…

    And I realized that those people don’t matter. They just don’t matter. I know we can argue that he is perpetuating stigma. Yeah. He is. So is almost everyone except for us. Like I said when I vomit I vomit stigma. We just keep fighting.

    So…while I totally understand where you are coming from and empathize…I also feel like here we can use one of my little mantras…

    Whatthefuckever

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  11. I commented on a Documentary someone did on FB. I told him how it made me feel because I had always been a misfit, an alcoholic (sober now), and recently diagnosed Bipolar. I told him how I had been bullied a good portion of my life and his Documentary showing the beauty in even the most obscure people touched me. I knew he had dealt with drug addiction and depression so I knew he would understand. I didn’t expect him to get it. He had 3 million FB followers. Well he got it and responded to me on FB. He was kind. The problem was he responded publicly on all of his media sites. The response was overwhelming. I shut down my FB account and went to Twitter a little more anonymously. He would like my comments and his band mates followed me plus some other musicians I admired. It wasn’t until the break up of a boy band and his followers mentioning their fans committing self harm that things went downhill fast. He was encouraging this behavior. I spoke up and said “these people are not Gods, they are human too. It puts a lot of pressure on them when fans start harming themselves, no one should be hurting themselves over a rockstar, actor, or any other human!”. After that things got weird. My brother is a computer programmer. He went into my computer to the original FB message and went from there. It was a marketing strategy. Most of his fans had been bullied at some point or were in recovery so they picked my comment to respond to on purpose. Same thing with Twitter. When I tried to make him sound human and contradict him he sent a message to the programmer’s saying I was “annoying” and “hurting his business” and to take me out of the program. When I saw all of these comments, plus one about security because I had bought tickets to one of their shows, I was devastated. I cried for days. I was so ashamed, embarrassed, I felt violated and stigmatized. Of course he would need security from the Crazy Bipolar Woman who only said good things and shared her story to help others only to have it used against her. He said he spoke for the people who couldn’t. The freaks, the people no one paid attention to or cared about. He didn’t. He spoke for his bank account. I learned my lesson and I now speak for myself. No one else tells my story but me. Unfortunately he still has my original comment because I got a notification the other day that someone was trying to ask a question. That’s the part that sucks. Too many people that need help and don’t know where to begin. Betrayal hurts because it’s always done by someone we trust or admire. It took a long time for me to let it go. Eventually I did. With the help of other bloggers.

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  12. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

    Edmund Burke

    This is not to say OM is evil or not entitled to his own views.
    But by having the courage to speak up and out about something that offended and harmed you psychologically you are battling evil and ignorance.
    Good for you.

    There is nothing amusing about bipolar and no one with any intelligence would ever lay claim to the label of “bipolar”.
    Ignorance can only be cured by knowledge and one’s willingness to learn that knowledge.

    And on a side note, I propose people look up the dictionary meaning of “ignorant” rather than assume it is a synonym for stupid or any other derogatory term. Lack of formal knowledge is not stupidity. It is just…not knowing.

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    1. I thought of that quote as well when I was writing it but I thought the same idea that it wouldn’t bring anything positive to the conversation. Thank you very much for your encouragement. You have no idea how much it means to hear that from you, Morgue. I’m very thankful I found you. I’m emotionally drained from this whole ordeal so I think I’m going to lay it to rest. Glad you commented.

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      1. Well, I subscribed and then I got an Android phone ap and it messed everything up so it went to my reader rather than me email…so I didn’t read it cos the reader is um…yeah, rubbish.
        Bout time I commented!
        It was an excellent post that took courage to write- I respect that immensely.

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  13. Reblogged this on Marie Abanga's Blog and commented:
    What I read here as remarks made by a seemingly ‘influential bloggerremarks – OM as he goes’ , is to me both invalidating with hints of denial. Let me explain some: I find his remarks invalidating of all those who for whatever reason are almost in a ‘defeated stance’ in front of Goliath bf, and given what I know my own brother went through, I just can’t let this pass without getting back at OM. And it’s for this reason that I dare say he is in denial or something (he alone knows what), and as some would shy behind and do, he finds a scapegoat by taking pleasure and advantage of his ‘influential platform’s to rumble and bubble to near babble to put it this mildly. There are limits you know, for example on the best approach to manage your condition or know for sure what it is etc, but making light of what oh so so many go through is to me abject ridicule of both thyself and all these others including myself .

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  14. I find this ” controversy” and even the discussion here most disquieting and even bizarre. All you need to do is read OM’s brief poetic post in its entirety to understand that it concerns his own suffering and has nothing whatsoever to do with dissing bipolar illness or those who have it. I beg those of you who feel offended to please take the time to read the post again, with an open mind. It truly is not about you at all, but about a man who writes solely about himself and the many and varied states of mind he himself experiences and the exquisite pain and disruption that this causes him, at least at times. Thank you. Pam Wagner

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  15. i have encountered Opinionated Man earlier in my blogging days, and all I can say is, for ignorance there is no cure, and to not bother wasting precious time and energy on this prick.

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