Today I am rambling about people making assumptions.
Lately I have been dealing with a lot of people jumping to conclusions and assuming things. It’s BS because of the fact that they don’t even bother to find out what the truth is they just invent their own.
I do not like when people automatically assume anything about me or my state of mind just because I am a addict. Especially when they do not know me or haven’t taken the 5-10 seconds it would take to ask a simple question
“What’s going on with you” or “Are you alright”.
It is really a simple question, and If they would bother to ask then they would know how to respond appropriately. Instead they want to come to their own conclusions and then offer advice based on their non-informed conclusions and opinions. What they seem to miss is the fact that knowledge is key. Knowing is half the battle and that you cannot offer someone advice when you do not know what the problem is. That would be like a bike messenger giving medical advice.
People should NEVER, NEVER EVER ASSUME!
Just because I am a addict, DOES NOT MEAN every time I go through something or when I vent that I am thinking about using. That is simply NOT the case. I get angry, frustrated, sad, happy, glad and a bunch of other emotions just like everyone else. I might not have handled my feelings in the appropriate manner when I was using but that was then. I have tools today. I have a network and a sponsor. I have a Higher Power. I am clean, I think clearer and I no longer make rash decisions or act off impulse. I think about the consequences of my actions today. No I am not cured, healed or fixed by any means but I am better, smarter and more confident. Don’t always assume that an addict is not smart or strong enough to get through there own problems without your expertise.
Have you ever considered that your assumption could be planting the seed instead of preventing it.
With that being said. I know that there will be those that read this and still come with their own conclusions. To you I say God bless. Just so you know this is me VENTING.