Only clinically depressed. First desire to kill myself was when I was five years old I think. Stopped caring about suff like this when I was around six years old by adapting stoicism and laconic humour. Was highly successful and functioning for the next 18 years until one day I was reading in bed and decided to "treetrunk that butter" and went the other, less taken road and destroyed everything I had and was to integrate the humanity back into myself. Now that this has been mostly accomplished I have to figure out the balancing and then have to save the whole trainwreck, which is practically impossible.
As for your questions. Are You on medication? - No How do You function? - I don't. For the most parts I'm still running away from my problems. Did it leave a mark on Your life? - Depends. In a way it has always been there.
I have no real advice to give as that always depends on your story and everything I say will always sound hollow to some degree but the only thing it boils down to in my experience is: to struggle and endure until you either break or make it.
Posted by Antiphates Not a problem. That kind of stuff is pretty much unproblematic and there are far more problematic cases with stuff like historical revisionism in kids shows out there.
Did you hear about/see that controversial Ancestry.com commercial?
I agree though! But the same way historical revisionism rewrites the past, embedding falsity into the minds of the youth is the same is the same way (I feel) homosexuality/heterosexuality can be made fluid.
I think sexuality can be both genetic, and learned.
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No, but I remember that BBC animated kids thing that pretended african people were roman higher officals and literally everywhere in the roman parts of the british isles, which is indeed just plain revisionism. Things weren't like that back than. Nor was greece that gay male paradise like many think. That's where things differ from the sexual orientation. The past is fixed and defined by what happen while sexual orientation is not and has no ground for how it should be since it is inherently abstract and potentially changing. Your or my sexual orientation is defined by nothing outside of ourselves and might change any day or moment.