We all draw a line somewhere, and the two sides of that line are “us” and “them.”
You don’t know what it’s like - having everyone assume you’re at your worst, like you can’t see straight.
This also speaks to a general truth about mental illness: that when people know you have a specific mental health disorder everything you do, including the expression of real terror in response to a genuinely terrifying situation, will be scrutinised as a potential indicator of relapse — and you can’t trust even the people you most trust not to make decisions about what’s best for your on your behalf in the mistaken belief that their judgement is always less fallible than yours. Because Carrie is known to have a mood disorder, she has to display more calm — more stability — than a “mentally healthy” person in the same situation just to have her fears and her suspicions taken seriously. When you’re known to have a mental health disorder you’re always on trial, always expected to perform your sanity for the benefit of people around you — people whose judgements are often just as flawed, thought processes and perceptions just as biased, but who are never asked to prove that they’re reliable in quite the same way.
I was right.
I was right.
Every time I think I see something clearly now.. it just disappears.
Homeland: Look Again || Season 2 Teaser (x)
- Virgil, am I crazy?
- Look, you know you are.
- No, I mean about Brody.