I’d kindly ask that you refrain from lumping me with everyone else.

I’ve got no interest in becoming one of your perpetual patients.

I don’t suffer from some inherent mental defect.

I have no ”history”.

Disregard the hospitalizations.

The incarcerations.

The stints in rehab.

If there is a history it’s been a history of lacking adequate housing and resources that would have kept me otherwise stable.

I figure I’m just one of those unfortunate souls that’s tinkered with their factory defaults. As opposed to ambling through life on autopilot I’ve opted for a bit of reflection.