Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Not Knowing

Waiting for test results. Waiting for a diagnosis. Waiting to see if a treatment will work. Sometimes waiting can seem more difficult than the condition itself.
One of my college psychology professors said the hardest thing for human beings to bear is not knowing what to expect. That's why when people were brainwashed and tortured their captors made sure there was never a routine when they could expect the bad things to happen to them.
Often when people have special needs - or think they might have - they must deal with the unknown and that's not easy. But once they know the answer even if the news is bad they can cope with it.

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