Sometimes you have to give people a reality check. Reality checks are beneficial for people. They help to provide people with the necessary understanding of who they are and how they developed into the people they are today. Too often people get selective amnesia and think that they simply arrived where they are without the help of anyone else. It’s important to help people to realize they may only be as good as those who helped them to get where they are today. Unfortunately, individuals can fool themselves into actually believing their own lies. When you live and believe your own lies, you’re delusional, and delusional people need to be placed in a mental facility for treatment. Are you a delusional person needing to benefit from mental health services because you live and believe your own lies?
Don’t be afraid to check yourself into a mental health facility to receive the mental health treatment you need to overcome psychological problems.
The fundamental reason why people would rather live a lie than the truth is they don’t have the confidence in who they really are to live the truth. They believe the lies they live are going to mask the truth about them, but you can never camouflage the truth about yourself; the majority of folks will recognize the truth about you. When you attempt to hide the truths about yourself, you’re simply wasting time. All of the time you invest in being phony could be used to make serious advancements toward becoming the person you long to be.
Do you realize that phony people are dangerous? Why are they dangerous? They are dangerous because they will inevitably become so frustrated that the only way they can live with themselves is to destroy the people around them. If you don’t believe this, you haven’t been around people who are truly delusional. When you have an experience with a really delusional person, he or she will aid you in understanding why he or she (and others like him or her) has the potential to cause you and others great harm.
We need to have greater national discourses in America about mental health. Our national conversations about mental health, however, cannot overlook the importance of calling people to be themselves. There must be stronger encouragement for people to welcome and appreciate truth, including truths about themselves. When people have a better appreciation and embracement of truth, they will begin to love themselves genuinely. A healthy love of yourself is essential. You cannot truly love yourself until you embrace everything about yourself, including your ugly truths.
Recognize that your ugly truths are present to let you know that you’re still human and imperfect. Keep working to improve those things about yourself that displease you. You must, however, know that there are some things about yourself that you cannot change. Some things about yourself are simply a part of who you were created to be.
When God created you, He made only one of you. Be proud to be the person God wonderfully made you to be. He made you special; it’s your job to recognize it and thank Him for it.
Antonio Maurice Daniels
University of Wisconsin-Madison