Okay, enough is enough. It’s one thing to encourage someone while they are down. It’s another thing to absolutely kick someone right in the tummy when they are already down. This goes out to the people, typically older, who tell people to “suck it up and get over it” when they are feeling down, upset, anxious, depressed etc. Telling a depressed person to “get over it” is like telling a poor person to just become rich. And when a person tells someone to just get over it, it will only make that person more upset, angry, sad, traumatized, or scared. When parents don’t understand what their child goes through, it’s like some of them literally have no filter when it comes to understanding what their child goes through. It only makes the situation in the child worse than what it already is.
The second point, when an older person tells a younger person, for example a parent and their child, “why are you stressed? What could possibly be so wrong that you have to be stressed?” Some parents just absolutely don’t know what kind of trauma their child might have gone through because the child is just too afraid to tell parents. Just because a child doesn’t have to pay bills or worry about putting food on the table doesn’t mean that they don’t have the same amount of stress and anxiety levels that the adult has. The adult has envy toward the child so that they can relive their stresss free years and the child has envy toward the adult so they can get away from their stressful years.