Times when “We can’t all be neurotypical, Karen” should apply:
Romanticizing mental illness
Downplaying the symptoms of mental illness e.g. “Just don’t be stressed!” “Just ignore [insert severe sensory stimulus here],” “Depression? Oh yeah I get sad too,”
Statements like “Only boring people are easily bored” (MASSIVE insult to ppl with ADHD who need constant stimulation)
Anything making mental illness “cute” and “quirky” (”Normal people scare me” t-shirts, “The voices in my head are my BFFs,” stuff like that) (I guess that ties into romanticizing mental illness though)
Times when Tumblr.cancer likes to apply “We can’t all be neurotypical, Karen,”:
Any time someone (often ND or mentally ill themselves) offers any pro-recovery advice on coping with mental illness or suggests something outside of moping about and letting your illness control every facet of your life.
You know what I don’t get? Is how you can just suddenly not like a ship. People will go from loving them, being so dedicated to their once “OTP” to suddenly throwing them aside because they found a new ship or they got bored. How does that even work? There are ships I don’t pay much attention to anymore but that doesn’t mean I stopped shipping them, I don’t like them anymore or I moved on to a “better” ship. I question your loyalty? They will be like “oh my gosh they are so real!” to “I don’t like them anymore. It’s boring now.” Like ??? This is the same with people, bands and such too. I honestly don’t understand.