To have people confirm my thoughts/writing are courageous and are a ‘breath of fresh air’ and validating I ‘keep it real’, are a blessing.
I have heard this many times now, including from my counsellor. She confirmed my honesty, depth of thinking, capacity to self reflect etc, are “a breath of fresh air.” And rare.
I realise it is unusual to challenge current popular thinking, when there is a need to see it in a deeper, bigger picture, far more rational way.
I do challenge people, including esteemed mental health professionals. Not to be controversial – because I don’t actually like confrontation and challenging people. But, because to be authentic and true to myself, I cannot simply tolerate what I know is not healthy.