4 thoughts on “Don’t Judge Me Until You’ve Walked A Mile In My Shoes

  • May 15, 2013 at 8:56 am

    holy, psych-central stop posting these stupid articles from ‘contributors.’

    this is nothing like adhd, or add, its just a goose with a keyboard, being a goose with a keyboard….

    this is nothing like adhd, how do i know? becuase I KNOW, I GOT IT.

    and PS. screw your shoes an walking in them, because you are clearly not helping.

    yours very much,

    an adhd head.

    sd

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    • May 16, 2013 at 7:41 am

      Sorry you don’t approve. And equally sorry you seem mislead. I’m not a “contributor,” I’m a regular columnist, I’m not a goose with a keyboard, I’m a writer. I’m also not an ADHD head, I’m the whole thing.

      I can assure you that it is entirely possible that we both have ADHD but that our experiences are not similar enough for you to see yourself in my description. No two of us have the same mix.

      But, as to whether or not my description of my life is that of a life with ADHD, I’ll take my psychiatrist’s word for that one over yours.

      Thanks for your comment and for reading my post.

      Kelly

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  • May 15, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I have anorexia and I have the same problem with people judging me. People only assume they know what it’s like. They don’t have a clue unless they’ve been there. This includes those in the medical field especially. They are the first to judge us by our appearance, what we are wearing, how much is in our wallets, our skin color, and of course our weight. Those in the medical field judge us by these things well before they seek out what our medical needs may be. Julie Greene

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    • May 17, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      Hey, Julie, it is amazing how many people automatically enter into a scripted behaviour when confronted with someone who is different in some labelled way. And even more amazing to discover how little they know about our differences. I admire you for taking a loud and proud stand for yourself and others.

      Please visit Julie’s blog and read about her book, and her life.

      Thanks for the comment, Julie, and for reading my post,
      Kelly

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