August 18, 2008
Iíve never grown accustomed to the fear of rejection and of judgment I have learned to expect. Society uses associative distancing from that which they feel untouchable by, such as homelessness, drug addiction, mental illness, or even being a victim of violent crime. So long as they have nothing in common with such defectiveness, they may claim the illusion of superiority over those lesser types. How ironic is the admiration I receive for my inner strength; at how I defy their definition of what being homeless, a drug addict, mentally ill, or even a victim of violent crime really means.