Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

The comfort of opinion, without the discomfort of thought.

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“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion

without the discomfort of thought.”

– John F. Kennedy 

How true is this. I see this all the time. Opinions that require little thought, little truth and provide comfort….. no matter how irrational.

People choose not to think. They cannot get past the opinion that comforts self. That requires little self reflection, little self insight, little honesty about self, or about a difficult situation.

It’s the easy road, the easy path. Less challenge. Less effort.

This is why platitudes are popular. Platitudes are shallow, empty, meaningless to those with the capacity to think. They are everywhere. Especially on social media.

I do understand why people choose not to think deeply. But, when they then try to force these empathy devoid, meaningless opinions, platitudes onto others….. it’s not okay.

They are often very invalidating. And shame inducing. And selfish. Again, not okay.

I see this all the time.

~ Lilly Hope Lucario



Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

One thought on “The comfort of opinion, without the discomfort of thought.

  1. You’ve described this perfectly!!
    This helps me have a greater understanding of what people are doing.

    Now when people dismiss my agony with trite platitudes, I can refer them to this blog post!