When we see patients who don't get any better, it's often because they're hiding something that they don't want us to know. It's usually something that they feel makes them terrible or deficient in some way. In reality, once we find out what it actually is, it's almost always something that everyone has gone through or done. Or, it's something that makes them a little different, but that the rest of the world would have no problem with. The news that they are not broken or different instantly makes them better, and then they don't need us anymore.
We love when people don't need us anymore.
Anyway, the point of this is that everyone has secrets or quirky things that they do that they think make them different. I have a ton, and I keep them to myself because I don't want people to think I'm weird or obsessive or over-bearing. To paraphrase pretty much my favorite author in the whole wide world, The Bloggess (@TheBloggess), if we all talked about our "brave secrets" we'd realize that we all have the same secrets.
I'm collecting guest posts from fellow bloggers on the quirks that you think make you different. They will go up over the next few weeks. These aren't deep, life-changing, traumatic events. It's little things that we all do that maybe make us shy when someone notices.
Actually, screw that. None of you bitches are shy.
You know what I mean.
If you want to contribute, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell me what you want to write about or send me a draft. You don't have to bare your soul, but you could talk about your high school garage band the Soul Bears.
Dude. I'm going to start a band called The Soul Bears. TRADEMARKED.
We're all really different, and that's what kind of makes us all the same.
I'll be posting my quirky Soul Bear over the next few days. In the meantime, send me the goods!
As always, it's hip to be square (and quirky!), kids.