Okay I have to jump on the emotional support animal crap!
Why are people so weak these days? What is the problem? The suicide rate is not falling and the fact is we never had them in the 70s, 80s, 90s… Now people need them? We are a sick culture and one more thing… IT IS ABOUT MONEY!
Yeah! An entire market was created as people were convinced they needed them. Many psychiatrists and psychologists have been convincing people that they can not overcome their issues. I really have to wonder what the kickbacks are like?
If I needed support I looked at me! Was I doing something wrong? I looked at those around me. Was it the other people that had a problem? I learned proper coping skills and I only got a trophy if I accomplished something. Yeah I only have two! One from 1983 when I played football and we won the county and a bigger one for making the state championships.
I had to work for everything I have and with the support of God and family (allowing me to do what I needed to do and giving me the health to do it). I have a wall full of degrees, diplomas, certificates, and certifications (10+ in business, engineering, computer related and technical). Sadly I never got a high school diploma! They kicked me out and said go join the army!
I grew up poor, there was mental and physical abuse, we ate whatever we could eat and sometimes that was fried flat dough with sugar or jelly if I was lucky. We moved quite a bit and I was always the new guy.
I always had an uphill fight being new but I learned to negotiate with my fists and it cost me. Yeah I have been to reform school and jail for fighting. I have been sued for hurting people but I was always found not guilty.
So when I hear about a person with a support pig getting kicked off of a plane or all this support animal crap I start to feel a little sick. God, my family, my brain and my fists were my support and this confuses me. When did growing up become like this.
Another sign of our societal sickness.