My Take: By Matthew McCully

I can’t count the number of times I’ve fallen on ice and sprung back to my feet and said I’m fine, even if It felt like I slipped a disc.
I’ve convinced myself and rooms full of people I was just dehydrated or had allergies when it was really a full-blown cold.
Even when I’m not ok, if someone asks, I say I’m fine.
I know I am not the only person in the world like that.
We all do it because as long as we can cling to the before, we don’t have to deal with the after.
The after is unknown, which is scary.
I can’t blame people for not wanting to show any signs of weakness or draw attention to themselves.
I get it, you can handle it.
But if you fell in the water and couldn’t swim, would you speak up?

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