Today while I was sitting in a very plush waiting room of my Orthopedic Surgeon’s office, there was a teenage girl and her mother sitting across from me. The girl was reading an article in a magazine and turned to her mother and said, “When I go to college I think I want to study psychology mom.” She told her mother about the article she had just read.
What I could over hear while eaves dropping …. was that a grown woman and her brother suffered severe child abuse, they joined forces as adults, and started a non-profit to aid victims of child abuse. The mother looked at her daughter and said, “They are to damaged you can’t help them.”
Really, we are too damaged? Is that how society sees us? Did we make the choice to be beaten as children? Wow I was PISSED! I took receipt from my co-payment and wrote my blog address on it. When my name was called to enter the doctor’s office I handed it to the mother and told her, “This is my blog site, you and the comment you made to your daughter will be a topic on my blog.”
The mother looked at me confused. Am I, are we really to damaged? Do you feel that way?
Is this really how it is? Listen to the words in this song, Take 5 minutes out of your day. Does anyone really care?