One, this piece wasn’t written for or to men. I’m not looking for emotional support or any other answer or reply from men, I was simply looking to talk about an experience I had and the feelings it brought up within me. If I did want to call men to action, I think I’d just want them to consider what I’m actually sayin…
When you wrote
“Occasionally, the constancy of it gets to you and you slump into a minor depression. Or you focus too hard on the hum and it becomes heavy metal in the brain, raging at you and keeping you up at night.”
I felt like the message was more compelling and (as guys are programmed to do from birth) a cry for help than just “have more chill… pretty much live and let live.”
There is so much nuance and context that none of us truly understands, and consequently people make assumptions and react. Even some of your trolls are having an emotional reaction, but they have to cover their vulnerability with anger.