To my dear readers,
I’m back! Sorry for not posting last week. I was very unwell. Fortunately, I feel better now. 🙂 Anyhow, today’s post is based on one of my real life interactions with a friend.
A few weeks ago, I finally caught up with my friend Nathan (fake name) after four years of not seeing him. Back in the days, we used to go to events and parties together. But due to my autoimmune disorder, I had been too ill in the past few years to attend any of his parties.
Nonetheless, we still stayed in touch via facebook and would update each other from time to time.
When we met up, Nathan was telling me how he had been going through depression and wanted to kill himself. Here was part of our conversation:
Nathan: Grace, you know, last year was so hard for me. I wanted to kill myself because I felt like my life was not worth living. My job contract ended and I didn’t get extended. I turned 30 and I am still living at home. Everyone on facebook seems to be doing better than me. I thought by now I would have a place of my own. I thought by now, I would have my own family. Continue reading “Don’t assume”