I'm dealing with some really big issues right now if you read my posts. But I've calmed down a little and really sat and looked at the quote. I think it means that we can't control what others do. They have their free will. It means we can only control ourselves. You can try and control what's happening to you the best you can. A little introspection. It actually has helped me calm down a bit more right now. I control my world and I'm going to try and not let it get to me. I don't think it was meant to be offensive. I think it was meant to be positive. I honestly don't think there is anyone out there who would intentionally hurt anyone else's feeling or beliefs.
I understand that Bipolar and Depression go hand in hand as I have someone close to me who has both of these disorders and I have also worked in the mental health care system for many years. Neither one of them is something that you can internally control...it would be nice if we could. I also have Major Depression, anxiety/panic disorder and cant control them myself so I understand your reasoning behind your post.
However, I believe Nicky had posted that quote under her signature....please do correct me if I am wrong here. This would tell me that to her this quote means something to her personally. I dont think it is appropriate to take offence to what someone puts in their signature (as long as it is benign and within forum rules) and it isnt directed towards us as an individual. Many people put religious quotes in their signatures and there are many people who post here who dont agree with that or are of a different religion or dont believe at all.
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