|Originally posted by Lilith |
It doesn't have to be a famous or world changing event, many of us at some point will have plumbed the heights and depths of emotions, triggering that response where you decide, maybe rationally or irrationally, to strike out in a different direction.
Have you ever seen a morbidly obese person die from a massive heart attack or left completely dysfunctional from a stroke to the point of being in a vegetative state? Maybe some of you have and look upon it, (especially if you knew them well enough) the trauma and emotions of seeing it happen- that something will click over in your head once the shock wears off that you're NEVER going to end up going out that way and you hate the lifestyle, cause and end result.
That is a defining moment, your life changes from that point on.
Because every time you see someone emulating that destructive pattern that causes it, you loathe them for what you know will be inevitable and hate the thought of it happening again.
Jenny is a health care professional, she probably knows exactly the whys and hows these people will get dropped an early grave and probably (quite rightly) resents the burden they place on her industry for people that just have genuine accidents. Now you may judge her for being irrationally behaving like she does, but neither are you going to be holding the responsibility of treating an obese, 50 year old heart attack victim over a child who got hit by a car either.
Because, she has to treat them as equals and maybe she just resents that devils choice between the self inflicted and unfortunately needful members of the community
I get that completely, considering my role in the industry but there's a fine line between caring and being a complete dick about it.