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  • I've always felt that I could have a connection with someone who has scars. Not only physical scars, which I do find appealing but, the deeper scars that we can't see. I think this feeling boils down to one basic reason: they understand. Right? They've been there - maybe not the same situation as you - but they've struggled through a hard time and they know what it really means to make it through just one day. Without throwing their hands up. They weren't privileged, gifted, praised or indispensable but they made it. I thought I could relate to someone like this. We understand what it means to have these scars, and we understand that it's not easy, but we also understand to take care of each other and to not expect that to be an easy breezy fairy tale type deal.

    But that's wrong isn't it? If any connections should be made it should be with mature, well rounded individuals and those aren't the ones who've been down in the rut. And while that person might have great character and morals, I would always feel a great bridge between us. This healthy individual has never known what it means to be sick like me, and they never will. That person doesn't know, and therefore expects me to be something that I'm not. How could I not feel as if I were isolated on an island? I've had to learn that either way, your island is truly your own. Those who share the scars turn their back and those who don't just can't see.
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