“You got this,” a rant


No Half Measures

All too often when I or someone else in the Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) community post about a struggle or a challenging experience, the response is “You got this.” That comment is often accompanied by an emoji of a flexed bicep, likely meant to communicate strength or that the basis for the words comment is that you are “strong.” I’ve seen this comment from others in the MBC Community at times as well as from healthy people and it just gets to me.


What the heck does this comment mean??

If I’m being generous and have the ability to take a breath and two steps back, I think the intent behind the comment is expressing that whatever the issues or item that was posted about can be dealt with and that the person expressing concern about the struggle can handle it. In a generous mood, I suppose…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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