In today’s blog, instead of my opinion I will use words from one very old song to express my feelings (italic)
Approximately one month ago I went to my friend (who is a journalist) to help him with a new computer. A routine installation of drivers turned into a nightmare. After three hours of useless installations of various drivers, we have decided that the only solution is to take it off to the service.
During this boring installation after installation process we had a chit-chat about various things. My illness was one of them. He was only generally (maybe I should say poorly) informed about hepatitis so I have tried to answer all his questions about it. There's an evil virus that's threatening mankind
Not state of the art, a serious state of the mind
One of the topics was prejudice and discrimination. “Well,” he said, “I could never discriminate somebody with illness neither could my friends”.
Then, one idea occurred to me.
I asked him “I wonder - would they discriminate you if you had hepatitis”?
He replied, “I don’t think so, all of my friends are very open minded”.
Then I suggested, “Then I have an idea. Why (for the sake of an argument) don’t you tell them that you just found out that you had hepatitis and after a week or two tell them the truth – just to see how they would react in meantime”? Eating away at your own self esteem
Pouncing on every word that you might be saying
Hi was stunned, like I hit them with laser gun.
“Come on”, I encouraged him, “what you got to lose”?
“Hmmmm, all right, I will tell them and tell you their reaction,” he finally responded.
Three days ago he called me if I can come over and help him with some powerpoint presentation. Piece of cake, after 15 minutes all of the required material was in his presentation.
Then I asked him.
“Well, now it is the time to tell me what was the reaction of your friends to your ’illness’”.
“Eh, well, you know, it is not so easy,” he started to stammer, “I think it is not so relevant.....” All in your mind
All in your head
Try to relate it
All in your mind
All in your head
Try to escape it
After two minutes of lame excuses and my insisting, he finally told me that he did not dare to say it even as a mild lie. And every time you think you're safe
And when you go to turn away
You know they're sharpening all their paper knives