Recently someone was trying to persuade me to do something I didn’t want to do. He told me that I should do things his way because I’m “better” than other people. I immediately replied that no I am not. I I never think of myself as better than anyone else because I’ve been on the other side. When you have a mental illness many people believe, act, and treat you like they are better than you. And just because I can hide in plain sight now doesn’t mean I forget how that feels. But after he said that to me I did feel different. I marvel at the turns of life. Everyone is under the impression that I am where I’m supposed to be but no one can tell what it took to get here.