Just because I suffer from it, doesn’t make me an expert about it.

I suffer from anxiety, I have a good job, good relationships (especially with myself), I have pretty good health. I still suffer from anxiety. I cannot generalise, and it does not make an expert in anxiety either. I can only speak for what works for me. It’s kind of like getting COVID, surviving, no long term conditions and calling myself an expert on COVID…

Unless you’ve spent years studying and researching, and keeping up with that researching and studying. Then no, you are not an expert.

Heck, even some of the experts aren’t that great at it either! There are about 7 Scientists (I think) who think the earth is flat. The majority though, clearly, do not believe that. So just be aware…But yeah, people like myself, even though I have anxiety issues, I am not an expert.

I bring this up, because again a transphobe has decided that because they have experienced gender dysphoria, and so they talk about it from THEIR experience. All the TERFs are like “Oh well, now I can talk about it” and this transphobe keeps liking their comments. So I’ve reminded, one person experience does not mean they are an expert and you STILL should not talk about something, because you know ONE person. Who from what we could see, didn’t even understand what gender dysphoria is, or anxiety. They actually seemed to believe, as long as your physically safe, your mind wont play tricks on you. That’s not how anxiety works.

Which is why I say, I have a good job, good relationships (especially with myself), I have pretty good health. I still suffer from anxiety. Not even being an expert, I can have anxiety attacks in a “physically safe space” and I do.

8 thoughts on “Just because I suffer from it, doesn’t make me an expert about it.

    1. I hope so. It makes life that little bit harder. Even if I’m sick during the night and wake up fine that morning. My anxiety reminds me that if I’m in a car, I might end up throwing up. So even though I know I’m logical fine, anxiety tells me that I’m not.

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