To Conform or Not to Conform Throwback Thursday, originally posted November 6, 2013: Related Kitt O'Malley2014-12-18T09:16:02+00:00December 18th, 2014|Categories: Acceptance, Bipolar Disorder, Mental Health, Stigma|Tags: #ThrowbackThursday, authentic self, conformity, honesty, nonconformity|4 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! facebooktwitterlinkedintumblrpinterestEmail About the Author: Kitt O'Malley Bipolar Writer & Mental Health Advocate Related Posts In My Own Voice Gallery In My Own Voice Guest Post: Aliona Kuznetsova > Recovering from Bipolar Psychotic Episodes Gallery Guest Post: Aliona Kuznetsova > Recovering from Bipolar Psychotic Episodes #Grief, #COVID19 & Fever Gallery #Grief, #COVID19 & Fever Bipolar Basics Gallery Bipolar Basics Best Bipolar Disorder Blogs of 2020 Gallery Best Bipolar Disorder Blogs of 2020 4 Comments Christmas Day | Kitt O'Malley December 25, 2014 at 11:38 am - Reply […] copied and pasted from year-end emails sent to me from NAMI and NIMH, or – in the case of To Conform or Not to Conform – content I wrote and posted earlier. Not much to share in terms of original content. […] bruno4eva December 22, 2014 at 1:57 am - Reply Its our differences that make us specially unique. Faces without freckles or winkles are like skies without stars. Kitt O'Malley December 22, 2014 at 11:51 am - Reply Indeed. dyane December 18, 2014 at 9:44 am - Reply Hello mindreader – I needed to read this today. I’m grappling with these concepts. (Isn’t grapple a good word?) I’m nowhere near as compassionate as I’d like to be. A lack of enough compassion is something to be aware of, and my challenge is to not freak out about or judge myself for this lack too much – I simply need to breathe and reframe my way of thinking. Simple? No. Possible? Yes. Join the conversation. Leave a comment. Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.