Saturday, September 8, 2007

Giving Up...

Talked to my aunt today after a gap... realized her "depression" isn't just depression actually... it's something more serious! She has schizophrenia! DD thought it might be that!

The official definition of "schizophrenia", according to the WordWeb Dictionary on my computer, says that it is "Any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact."

Her family is not able to figure out how to deal with her... they don't even know yet what it is in fact... and so they have given up on her. She lives alone. Has no kids. Obviously no work. No social life. No friends. Not a single soul on this planet to even talk to her!

Why do we do this? Why do we give up so easily on people? The moment a relationship starts going through turbulent waters, we give up... on the people we love... who, we know, love us too! Instead of helping navigate the boat to calmer areas, we tend to rock it even further! And eventually we just step out of it! We step out of the relationship... and we leave the people who love us, but who are just going through some rough phase in their life!

We don't give up so easily on our material possessions which need to be "fixed". We don't give up so easily on our habits which need "fixing"... smoking or drinking. We don't give up on our ambitions and dreams. So why just people? Why do we give up so easily on people?

Somebody once forwarded this text SMS to me... "Things are meant to be used and people are meant to be loved. The problem in the world today is that things are being loved and people are being used."

Well, the wise have said that love has great power... it can even move mountains. I don't know if MY love for my aunt is strong enough to "move mountains"! But I have complete faith in HER LOVE FOR ME! I know that, God willing, her love for me CAN motivate her to heal herself! So I'm gonna try and use that angle and see how it works out.

Please help, God.

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3 comments:

Devi said...

You go Kaddy! You seem to never give up on people and I truly believe you will help her the best way you can. You will know not to "fix" her but to support her and truly show that you haven't given up. It is going to he a long, hard road, but in the end I am sure it will be positive for you both.

Love,
Danelle

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

God bless you.

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Thank you. Same to u! :D

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