Imagine living a life having everyone tell you to man up and get over it!
But to you that’s impossible.
Imagine living a life where everyone says that you choose not to do something.
But really you want to do it more than anything else in the world, but you just simply can’t.
Imagine living a life having people pressure you into doing something you can’t do.
But that just reinforces it for you so that it’s a million times worse.
Imagine living a life where people tell you that the thing you can’t do hurts them.
But the frustration of being unable to do the thing you want to do more than anything hurts you a million times more than it hurts them.
Imagine living a life where people just assume you’re anti-social and don’t want friends.
But really you just want the loneliness to end.
Imagine living a life where people just presume you’re happy the way you are.
But really you feel like you’re trapped inside a nightmare that you can’t wake up from, because you’re already awake.
Imagine living a life where everyone calls you the girl/boy that doesn’t talk.
But you have a name.
Imagine living a life where you have such high levels of anxiety that you can only speak to very few people.
Because you suffer from Selective Mutism.