It’s all fine and dandy when someone is expressing their anxieties about germs, the future, or social situations.
UNTIL someone slaps the label "insecure" on them.
Honestly, I have never come across a more stigmatized word in all of mental health. (But maybe I am biased, because this one is used against me more often than any other.)
There is no faster way to go from a functional, rational human with thoughts, anxieties, beauty, pain, joy, and dimension to a petty, childish tween who just needs to suck it up and grow the F up.
Seriously. This is one of my biggest pet peeves.
Stop using the word “insecure” as a way to boost yourself up at the expense of people who are more willing than you to be vulnerable - even about their most sensitive and stigmatized feelings.
Dmitri Shostakovich holding a pig.
do you ever get in those moods where you don’t feel like reading and you don’t feel like being on the internet and you don’t feel like watching a show and you don’t feel like sleeping and you don’t feel like existing in general
Basil Soda - Spring Summer 2011