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You're not alone...

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by ReyErso5280, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. ReyErso5280

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    I think one of thing things that really got me in The Last Jedi was the feeling of being alone and where do you find that belonging. Now I have never had to deal with abandonment from a parent or spouse. But what I have had to deal with was Epilepsy.

    The thing is I was diagnosed when i was around the time of Rey's/Daisy's age. I was having symptoms from age 15-20. being in a military family we moved every year so it was always a new hospital, new doctors, new opinions on what was happening to me. this constant confusion of something taking over my body when I couldn't control it was so isolating. It took years of convincing people that I wasn't doing it for attention since mine aren't the immediately drop to the ground ones.

    but that feeling of isolation from my friends and family because they didn't understand, and i was treated like a walking time bomb...only a few people really understood and didn't judge and we're scared to be with me when i lost control.

    finally at the age of 25 I got a proper diagnosis and could start getting my life back. I have been ok until recently 8 years later the seizures have come back...once again feeling alone and now I'm in a foreign country. but im trying to now wallow in self pity and instead take the lesson.

    Where I'm going with this, much like the lines in the film...if anyone is struggling with anything. depression, medical, personal. you are not alone and feel free to Direct Message me. I feel the Star Wars community, no matter how divided our opinions of our love for the films, especially right now, we still look out for one another.

    you're not alone.
     
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    we all have struggles; thank you for sharing yours.
    and you're right: it's part of why for some of us the archetypes of Star Wars resonate so deeply.

    it's only when people take away all your hope that you stay mired in the Dark side.
     
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