what the hell?! How are healthy people do clueless. Somewhere in heaven my father is smiling down on me shirt I’ve heard a lot of garbage things about chronic illness, but (maybe because I don’t talk about my illness much) never someone telling me my life isn’t worth living?!
Somewhere in heaven my father is smiling down on me shirt
Pity generally has a negative or condescending connotation. Like if someone lost a loved one and you’re expressing your condolences, you wouldn’t tell them, “I really pity you.” or “it’s a pity that someone you loved just died.” People may have given it a negative connotation but denotatively Somewhere in heaven my father is smiling down on me shirt it doesn’t have one and it’s clear that it means something very similar to sympathy. In my opinion, the speaker wants us to not SHOW our pity to sick people (but still we pity/sympathy to them inside) instead give them spirit so that they will have motivation in their lives.
Get it and show your love
And after spending 5 years on dialysis constantly battling to stay alive, sympathy was the last thing I wanted. Understand was all I need. There was a ton of criticism for me trying to work as much as I could and those who would pity me for my condition. I still wanted to live. I left a town that I loved because I couldn’t be a person any longer. I appreciated their compassion but being babied and lectured as to how I should act got to be too much. When I moved I only told a few people and was able to attempt to live as normal of a life as I could and shouldered the pain and struggle. It was easier that way.
It’s a learning curve to show respect to people with health issues, different to us healthy people . I’ll try really hard to listen to this advice, because I’ve accidentally been quite demeaning, while desiring to be kind.
My mistake. Wanting to help and now I’ve got another piece of knowledge to help.