Fighting the battles…..

As you know, I fight and battle every day. Fight and battle just to keep going.

It wasn’t always the case though. Many a time, I’ve just stayed out of the way, just accepting the status quo and not speaking up for what I think is right. Yesterday was different. I won’t say exactly what happened, but my dear old mother used to say that “Why don’t you stick up for yourself a lot more, you get a lot more respect that way”. How true.

I will not be taken the piss out of or treated as though I don’t matter. Yesterday proved that. And the situation has been resolved. Now if I’d stayed quiet, the situation would have remained the same. I don’t ask for much, just a little bit of fairness and respect. I wish I did this years ago, then I wouldn’t be in the mess that I’m in now. If I acted yesterday evening at work, in relationships and other situations in the past, then my daily existence would be a bit better. Still, there’s no time like the present to learn how to take a principled stand.

Hopefully now things can carry on. I’m a firm believer in righting wrongs and injustice. And there’s plenty more where that came from. Pleased with myself that I do have a backbone, whereas some people don’t.

A.S.D Brooks

Author: allenbrooks44

44 year old adult living with Autism...