by Debbie Susula
If you’re overly excited
If I’m overly excited
If you imagine the phone ringing
You’re stressed out
If I imagine the phone ringing
If you’re crying and sleeping all day
You’re sad and need time out
If I’m crying and sleeping all day
I’m depressed and need to get up.
If you’re afraid to leave your house at night
If I’m afraid to leave my house at night
If you speak your mind and express your opinions
If I speak my mind and express my opinions
If you don’t like something and mention it
You’re being honest
If I don’t like something and mention it
I’m being difficult.
If you get angry
You’re considered upset
If I get angry
I’m considered dangerous.
If you over-react to something
If I over-react to something
I’m out of control.
If you don’t want to be around others
You’re taking care of yourself and relaxing
If I don’t want to be around others
I’m isolating myself and avoiding.
If you talk to strangers
You’re being friendly
If I talk to strangers
I’m being inappropriate.
For all of the above you’re not told to take a pill or are hospitalized, but I am!