Posted by annemarie (184.108.40.206) on August 19, 2000 at 14:59:30:
In Reply to: OUCH posted by Bob Kipple on August 19, 2000 at 03:50:56:
for themselves (or their loved ones), and they won't stay for others.
I am used to that (working in another volunteer organization for 20+ years) but I never have gotten USED to it, if you get what I mean?
I think, though, it has something to do with hating not being in control. Feeling humiliated for asking for help, feeling that sensible adults OUGHT to be able to deal with all sorts of stuff - like unbearable head pains.
Feeling ashamed for all the times they rolled on the floor, banged their heads, ranted at the ER staff, grabbed their injections...
So when the episode is over, they want to forget the whole demeaning thing. And all the people who, though electronic miles and passwords and nicknames away, were witness to it.
Maybe it is not like that. I don't know; it is just my two bits of everyday philosophy.
But, hey, prove me wrong. If you are not ashamed of having clusters, can't you cough up a few dollars for research and better information? HUH?
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