Anderson Cooper

No, only incidentally

I was listening to an interview with A.C. About his podcast this morning. His podcast is about dealing with grief. He has listened to 46 hours worth of voice mails from people talking about their grief.

This got my brain wobbling along on one of its favorite tracks. It is not healthy to depend on outside sources for all of your emotional support. You have to be able to face your emotions, good or bad, and investigate them, and deal with them alone. This is not about not needing or wanting other people in your life to share things with but instead about abdicating all of the responsibility for your life to someone else.
It is not healthy, and it is not fair to the other person.

Also it was Boniva Sunday and chemo Tuesday so my stomach hurts. 🙁 Expect much complaining about everything and everyone this week.

Let’s see if WP is allowing pictures again.

I with I had never seen this. It is stuck in my brain…..

5 Comments

  • itsmemb

    November 29, 2023 at 2:11 pm Reply

    You’re right. While it is important to have support people, it is always to know how to be your own support person.

    The Christmas tree hat on the cat is the best! Ha ha ha!

    • Tracy

      November 29, 2023 at 2:25 pm Reply

      After I finish bunnies I maybe to just give it a shot.

  • Nina

    November 29, 2023 at 2:18 pm Reply

    Hahaha the hat!

    Yes….i think we are meant to be self sufficient but available to be leaned on or to find a steady post when we are the leaners! Our society seems to be hooked on the idea that someone else should do it…someone needs to take care of me….its someone else’s fault!

    • Tracy

      November 29, 2023 at 2:25 pm Reply

      Yup!

  • Tami

    December 11, 2023 at 7:06 pm Reply

    Anderson Cooper is a very smart man. I’m going to look that up. I somehow intrinsically knew I needed time alone. Even as I needed people. It’s as complicated as it is simple. There are so many things I could say about that. I think about it a lot. And my feelings about all of it have changed in the last 30 months. Not because there are lessons to be learned here. It’s just life. It goes on and things change. Hopefully you change with it. Even if it’s just coming back to yourself.
    Neil Gammon said “the only thing that doesn’t change is that you’re always changing and there’s nothing you can do about it.” I believe it, It’s kind of hard to avoid.
    It’s crazy how peer pressure can affect us in so many ways we don’t even think about. And grief, and how we deal with that is just one of those things. I can’t see myself buying something I didn’t like in the first place though. lol But have you ever walked through a store, something catches your eye and you can’t decide if it’s because you love it or hate it? I hope that’s why she went back. Because that’s just crazy.

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