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Mental Health Humor: Winning or Second Place

In today’s Mental Health Humor, I wanted to do a little wordplay with number two.

Here the mother is neglecting the child and is a bit preoccupied with her wet fingernails.  Maybe she is a bit narcissistic who knows, but she put her child second to her own need or wants.

The child is discouraged they failed to win first place or be number one… this does not seem to phase the mother.

Then I think, am I okay with not winning?  Does that mean I settled for second place?

I want to win and I want to do my best, but I’m also not going to go all out for every little thing.  I want to pick my races, pick the battles. Battles and races I train, prepare for that which will give me that best chance of winning.

Now, only if I knew what those things were, I would start training…ah, till then I will have to wait.

Can you remember any sports/academic losses? Any times coming in 2nd place helped you?

Leave a comment below and share your wisdom.

Chato Stewart

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Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]

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Stewart, C. (2018). Mental Health Humor: Winning or Second Place. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 27, 2020, from


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