Lots of Spills and Sunshine

Lots of Spills and Sunshine

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rational vs irrational

Conversing with those in ignorance is like talking to a styrofoam cup... all it's capable of holding is hot water. 

Yet part of me thinks "they'll get it" "they'll employ empathy" "they'll see judgment and scorn" have no place. 
I'm passionate about issues related to mental health and addictions and I have 0 tolerance for those who don't. 
I'm at a phase where I'm trying to be tolerant and walk away from situations, conversations and articles that are cruel. 
However it's hard, it's hard when what's being said is so negative and I have fact based knowledge.... to say nothing. 
I was reminded tonight that it's not possible to have a rational conversation with those coming from an irrational belief. 
At a base level life could appear to be simple when we have our basic needs met; food, housing,  love. Sadly we don't all have that... Add in illness both mental and physical, socio economic concerns, addictions, abuse... Needless to say it's not very simple.