Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pondering...Too Much

Do any of you ever wonder if you are just too fragile for the world?

That natural selection just wouldn't pick you?

I don't want to be just another blip on the radar.



Sonja said...

I hear ya.

I read in the book "When Bad Things Happen to Good People" that usually illness and other less desirable traits are weeded out in the animal kingdom because animals just wouldn't survive long enough to breed. However, we as humans, usually get to pick and choose who we breed with, thus passing on genes that make us vulnerable and fragile.


Annie said...

Thanks Sonja! I need as many real and internet hugs as I can get I think...

Forgetful Girl said...

I had a lovely ex that used to point out when I was first ill that I wouldn't have survived years ago or in the animal kingdom...just what you want to hear when you're feeling ill!

(see why he's now an ex?!)

Assiya said...

Yeah, I probably wouldn't have survived if I was living in a time/place where it was still survival of the physically fittest.

But what can I say, I'm cooler and stronger than darwinism?! :) I bested that!


Shelli said...

Are you kidding? I think we are so much stronger, more flexible, adaptable, courageous, and creative than "normal" people. If we can survive this, we can survive anything, right? Bah, Darwin! Don't sell yourself short.

Kerry said...

I just went to a CFS/FMS specialist who shared that most of us with these illnesses had supersonic autonomic systems pre-illness--we're the one's who survived. (at least, pre-infection, car accident etc. that triggered our illnesses). Born survivors.

I've had CFS for almost twenty years. Though my body is weaker and less able than when my illness began, I feel stronger inside.

I like what Shelli said and hope she doesn't mind if I add a bit--the flexibility, adaptability, courage to keep breathing each day in the face of physical pain, functional loss etc.. gives us strength.

Perhaps even it is learning how to live fragile, that grows strength (which I see is the empowering theme of your blog)

Annie said...

Wow, you all know how to pick up a girl when she's down. I just have this never-ending headache and have been crying when it comes to getting menial housework done. But I agree in many ways, I have more courage and coping skills than most people will ever have to see.

Thank you everyone!

Anonymous said...

I hate fragile. I think I am fragile both physically and mentally. I hate it.