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View Diary: A Reflection on Mental Illness from a Former High School Teacher (140 comments)

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  •  For God's sake. (15+ / 0-)

    The sister wasn't another student -- as I read, she was another teacher.  So there wasn't really any breach of confidentiality.

    People who always think they could have done things better, and are willing to say things like "I wouldn't have stopped fighting until you were gone" are a part of the problem, not part of any solution.  Everyone makes mistakes.  So, unless you want to drum all humans out of the profession, your approach isn't very productive.  

    People are imperfect, including you - and always will be.  How about some constructive commentary as to how this could have been better, rather than vindictive and ultimately destructive remarks expressing how you think the diarist should be "gone" from the profession for making a mistake?

    "[L]et us judge not that we be not judged." Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1865

    by ByTor on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 10:43:23 AM PST

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    •  As a former "disabled" student, I support diarist (6+ / 0-)

      Using that detachment thing we Aspies have, I see the diarist being honest and logical, and the commenter you are replying to as being caught up in a whirlpool of emotionalism.   Maybe this was a "trigger" that sent her back into a very painful memory.

      Mothers take a lot of blame for "imperfect" children, feel ashamed and guilty, feel anger they daren't express, fear the future, can't bear it and may blindly strike at/displace onto others.   Not cool, any of it, but it happens.

      "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold...The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity" -W.B. Yeats

      by LucyandByron on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 03:16:16 PM PST

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