A new road

Whangarei Report - - OPINION -

Ev­ery­one, re­gard­less of eth­nic­ity, has had bad times.

Whether in school, work, fam­ily, health or grief for a loved one.

Life al­ways wants to hurt, so it is easy to think “I want out NOW”.

Been there my­self, when di­ag­nosed with epilepsy.

Take the pills for life, no driv­ing, no self-em­ploy­ment, no . . . Many peo­ple are never free of seizures. Fear can be­come in­her­ent, wait­ing for that ‘de­mon’ to knock you out. Kill the ‘de­mon’ or kill my­self? It’s a dark, con­fus­ing space to be in, hard de­ci­sion to make, with­out the sup­port of your mates, fam­ily, or the “sys­tem”. Who wants to be seen as the vic­tim or the no-hoper any­way? Yes, hard to change the thoughts, no mat­ter where your tor­ment comes from. It can work out. Find the elu­sive new road.

_ Vic­tor Binkowski


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