There’s something that I’ve noticed on Facebook. When you’re sad and depressed and if you write something to that effect, people are all over you. Then you start to get happy, the less then you hear from people. It might be just me? I don’t know if anyone else has noticed it? The only way you seem to get attention from people again is if you post like a selfie of yourself when you look all fabulous. I don’t mean the people that like everything because they want to sleep with that person.
I’m not saying people revel in others misery, but do you think that people almost want people to be upset, because it makes them feel better about their own lives, or at least makes them appreciate their life more? When they see that someones happy, what’s the point, almost?
I have been noticing that I get a lot more attention when I’m sad and don’t know what to do, whereas when I write happy post. Especially when I write about conquering something to do with my anxiety, or even just improving with something…It’s nearly zippo.
I’ve stopped caring so much about it, but it’s really incredibly frustrating. On one hand it’s great that people want to be there for you. But I want to celebrate my happy moments and the moments where I realise how far I’ve come. I don’t want to be miserable to get people to notice me.
Is it incredibly selfish of me, to want this?
Yes…I totally stole the title from John Oliver’s segment…That’s not the issue here =P
How is this still a thing? John Oliver
Recently I saw an ad for a current television current affair show program…I probably could have just written current affair show…Anyway I digress…
I get waiting a couple to a few hours at the emergency room can be frustrating, but I can’t understand why there’s a sudden increase in people getting threatening and getting violent at emergency waiting rooms.
I suspect it has something do with the sudden in increase of “It’s all about me” of all generations, even still though, surely common sense should prevail? Apparently not, even with all the information being constantly give to us about visiting the emergency room when there is an actual emergency. People seem to be on this increase, ignoring this entirely and feel the appropriate reaction is to yell and scream at the emergency staff.
Patients are clogging up state hospital emergency rooms with minor conditions, costing taxpayers close to $1 billion a year…Daily Telegraph, 2014
Now, I can understand people becoming paranoid and Googling any symptoms they have and visiting the emergency, especially since visiting the emergency rooms and being seen too is free (I suspect that is part of it too). However, what I cannot fathom to understand is the abusive attitudes towards the staff, when you’ve had to wait for a couple of hours. Which is what will probably happen and has been happening for a long time. If you’ve got a cold, you’re going to have to wait, it’s a fact of life.
I know it may be hard for some to think of others when their entire life is all “Me, Me, Me” but you HAVE to remember, this is the emergency room. People ARE dying, this is no joke. This is actually a life and death issue. I’m sure that you wouldn’t appreciate it if someone with a sniffle is taking the Doctors and Nurses away from you because they are getting aggressive. It’s one of those situations where I beg people to think of others.