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 Holiday Shopping? Holiday Shopping? My Mental Health Journey Gallery My Mental Health Journey Balancing Act — Writing Through a Bipolar Life is for Sale! Gallery Balancing Act — Writing Through a Bipolar Life is for Sale! What I’ve Been Up To Lately Gallery What I’ve Been Up To Lately Ending Bipolar Disorder Stigma with Facts Gallery Ending Bipolar Disorder Stigma with Facts 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.