I tried to respond on LinkedIn, but because I had unfollowed him I was unable to respond to his attack. I was very professional in my response, even to go as far as to tell him to “let it go.”
I went to Facebook and tagged the business, in hopes that he reads my response. I wrote a damn good response, banishing any thoughts he had of me, and correcting him in the process.
I won’t bore you with the details. That’s not what this is about.
This is about being “super.”
I’ve been pretty forward with my mental issues, but I have shown that I am trying. In the adversity of my downfalls, I keep trying and trying and trying.
You know why? Because I’m “super.”
Since I stopped working, and have taken a break from the business world, I have felt stronger. I stand up for myself. I refuse to be treated with disrespect. I also try to get what I want, as much as I can and within reason. For over twenty years, I have lived in this shell, afraid of being “super”; of being the man I should be. I shouldn’t be treated with disrespect. I shouldn’t be shit on. I refuse to be shit on.
I called out a book newsletter for giving me a horribly used
I am strong. I am open about my issues so that people realize that they are not alone, and
I could have picked Superman for this post and posted his iconic symbol. Instead, I picked an unknown in
Don’t let people shut you down.
Don’t let people take advantage of you.
Don’t let people say no.
Why? Because you are “super.” I believe in you, even if I don’t know you. I believe in you. You don’t deserve to feel like you can’t be heard. I know what you’re capable of, and you should too because you are “super.”
Dammit. Promise me you won’t forget that. We are all strong.
We are all “super.”