"It Gets Better," or No It Does Not! Which One, & Why? or Why Not?

@mythociate (15590)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
October 11, 2012 8:43am CST
I'm talking about 'any little thing that makes one live one's life differently than most people' (though the saying's been popularized as 'being about gender-preference,' it applies to anything from my brain-injury to The Phantom of the Opera's facial scars) I see how it seems to 'get better,' as one naturally surrounds oneself with people who 'understand the situation' (that either share the little thing with you or help you to 'work around' it). But in reality 'it' doesn't get any better. You just conquer it and/or get used to whatever little parts of it you can't conquer. So DOES 'being a little different' get better? How? or Why not?
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@GemmaR (8526)
12 Oct 12
I don't like it when people just say that things will get better, because at the end of the day there is no way of knowing whether this is going to be the case or not. One of the things that you have to remember is that you can never guess what is going to happen in your life, and the only thing that you can do is to make sure that you are strong incase something bad should happen. You should also make sure that you have friends and family who you can talk to if you are feeling down, and make sure that you are there for them as well.
@anklesmash (1416)
11 Oct 12
I would have to say I agree with the idea that things get better,or at least that it's probably true in a large amount of cases.This is because humans are really great at adapting to some terrible problems.You only have to look at how the soldiers coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan just carry on with life despite terrible injuries. A good example of this is the four British disabled soldiers who trekked to the North pole.
@mythociate (15590)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
11 Oct 12
But don't you think those guys have to live with the regret? ... thinking about how much better-better it would've been if they hadn't made the mistake that got them injured?