As another United States holiday is upon us there are these broad assumptions that everyone have friends and family in which to celebrate. That is nowhere near the truth. These kinds of holidays can cause people to go off the emotional deep end and no one notices. Why is this happening?
To start with we live in a very fractured culture every other day of the year so why would a holiday be any different? In many ways it gets exacerbated. It forces people to focus on what they don’t have and they easily through the year can push those feelings aside but come a holiday they look into a mirror that shows them their stark reality.
Always remember that what you see on the outside of a person is not what is really going on in their heart and soul. There is simply no way to truly understand what someone else is going through.