Bipolar Thoughts

A friend posed an interesting question to me the other day. He wanted to know if I was ashamed of him.

It is an fascinating thing to have one of your best friends ask you. The obvious answer is a simple ‘no’, but I wanted to know why he was asking. What made him wonder? What made him worry?

What more, it made me wonder if he was ashamed of me.

Shame is a common emotion when you are different. I was going to say bipolar there, which is what I meant, but it isn’t limited to that. I have felt shame at more things in my life than simply being bipolar. And of all the things making me ashamed right now, bipolar is near the bottom of the list.