I was feeling depressed for a long time in college. Not many individuals go to college after suffering a traumatic brain injury. Sometimes family or friends place high demands that I cannot meet. Many people might wonder how do I even do half of the things I do (e.g., graduate college, all the volunteering or work experiences) that I am so fortunate to do in my lifetime. The answer to that question is my internal drive that I learned a large majority from my athletic career is to try my hardest when completing an activity.
Many of the mundane things able-bodied individuals do everyday I struggle with completing. I am telling my audience this because after suffering a traumatic brain injury life becomes extremely difficult. A person’s social skills, cognitive thinking, and physical functioning dramatically changes. What I want a person to take away from this video is a feeling of belonging that life is hard so we need to grow with each other by sharing our feeling with another person. A person can either be the recipient of the feelings or the giver of such feelings. We need to unite as one to overcome our difficulties. No matter the person’s political party, able-bodied, non able-bodied, etc…
So in other words, if a person or you know of an individual who is struggling with any part of his or her life to back off with the ridicule and just comfort and listen him or her because stress is only felt by that person.
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