As a former self-harmer myself, I really do relate to anyone who is suffering so acutely from feelings of worthlessness that they attack themselves. That’s born of a feeling of not being heard. It’s such a gentle person usually who turns in on themselves, like they’d rather hurt themselves than hurt somebody else. I feel a lot of empathy toward people who suffer like that, or what I like to call “hypersensitivity.” It’s a form of intelligence in a funny way; you’re reading things that most people are blind or deaf to. When someone says to you that you’re being too sensitive, spin that around and think in your head, “Well, you’re just not being sensitive enough.
But since the rash of teen suicides, I’ve seen a lot of celebs come out—who you can just tell have never had a day’s fucking trauma in their life—and say they were once bullied or some other lame-ass story. You know what? Bullying is about consistent, violent or verbal abuse. A daily basis, a weekly basis. It’s not the same as once having something “horrible” happen to you. It’s a big difference.
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