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The Doormat Syndrome | Healthmad

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When does action equal inaction?

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When the paralysis of your own fear controls the actions of both mind and body. It is a result of the parasite of years of hindering oneself to speak, to suppress one’s emotions in the hopes of keeping the peace, of not disturbing others around you for your own sake. It is the stake of smashed realities and dreams that falters our sense of responsibility to ourselves. If we spend too much of our lives walking in other’s shoes just to make them happy, the sores don’t appear on their feet, but on our own. These sores fester until they make us unable to move; what was once a conscience choice of peacekeeping becomes a handicapped inability to react and we become wholly dependent upon everyone else around us to make those decisions. Thus, our lack of independent mobility is a result of endless selflessness, to the point of paralysis.

Read more:The Doormat Syndrome | Healthmad.

Poetry: Sinking

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Not every day brings about a happy ending, but that doesn’t mean that you stop hoping, stop working towards a brighter future. There will be scars, yes, that’s the evidence of a battle fought, and won.

Read more here in my latest poem entitled Sinking.