hi christa, jamie here, male, 37.
i do not know my father, although he has a brilliant mind. had 2 kids, left mum in the lurch, went around australia and wrote and published many childrens novels. became a severe alcoholic, his family sent him to our armies boot camp, went to vietnam and through complex training and academia became a medic. he came back and became seriously unwell and went to lakeside for 3 years straight and was diagnosed with schizophrenia. me his son, i have a dx of mdd and severe borderline personality disorder, and after complex therapy it is deemed that my affect (behaviour) has a predisposed element.
being invalidated is the worst, especially when it is from our peers. from what you have said, i definately feel that you should publish your works. i am sure that this validation would put a smile on your dial!! i too affirm well with writing, especially intrinsic poetry-definately not prose either. i enjoy academia and hold strong feelings towards the mental health injustices of my people, and i advocate strongly also. so my father has given me both effetive and affective dispostions.
for those that are of not concern, try not to take there sentiments on, from what you have said i feel it is somewhat give and take. life is very cause and effect, the problem is the stimulus-and moreso your response. do what you need to do in life, this is validating, success is measured in many domains; trying to get validation via spite only hurts you in the end. yes karen is right, you are an intellectual being of this earth, just remember that it is alright to fight for your cause, but remember that life and a wholistic one is made up many areas, thus live life and taste them all. with compassion, jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.