But at the same time, we have certain triggers that cause us to become more than what we thought we could be. It's figuring out why these triggers do what they do. What some may call mental is simply untrained genius.
I've been told many times that you only really get angry about something if you care about it. There have been many injustices that I've witnessed in my life time that I've been told I can do nothing about. Of course, I don't listen. But I said and did things that scared people in my past. I was being too spontaneous, too unexpected.
Some people live in constant fear of being different. Our society just tends to feed on these weaknesses and prey on good people. There's so much deceit being fed the general populace nowadays. It's meant to make us so-called "mental." We're meant to be so mixed up that we can't think straight. There's so much nonsense being broadcasted on so many channels that it's all bound to drive you insane.
Myself, I've been struggling with being mental in some rather unproductive ways throughout my life. It's about turning these weaknesses into opportunities for growth. That I'm not so good at. I used to be getting better at self-reflection, but I just sort of gave up on myself at some point. Then I got sick, met someone amazing and started to get back on track.
But then, since my battle with cancer, I over-analyze everything more than ever. I stress myself out about things that I can't control, but don't need to fix. You have to fix yourself before you fix the world, right?
But being mental in and of itself isn't a bad thing. Just like with so called "negative" emotions such as anger, being a bit off-center isn't a tragedy. It's, as I said before, a chance for positive personal growth.
Now I just have to pursue these opportunities a bit more fruitfully.