I am so thankful for you. You keep things I need stocked in stores so i can always have toilet paper, tums, and lip balm.
I owe you so much.. You are not invisible. Your hard thankless work means so so much to me.
But it goes like this:
We romanticize things like alcoholism, addiction & depression in our artists, because we believe that it is responsible for and not a sidecar to their gifts.
Somewhere along the way, someone convinced athletes hyper masculinity, unfettered anger, and abusive behavior are what “drive” them.
Just like there are artists who believe that getting help will “rob them of their gifts”, I believe that the same is hammered in to young male athletes that: help is for the weak. You are strong. You prove your strength through physical domination.
This cycle must stop.
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