Time 4

Time 4

A Story by Mr. D

Another story about time and how it does not heal all wounds.


Does time heal all wounds? It doesn’t. What it really does is ticks on and on, irrespective of your pain or whatever you’re currently feeling. I wager if time did heal all wounds, I’d be a new, fresh person. But I’m not, and if you’re honest with yourself, you’re not either.

I am living proof that time indeed does not heal all wounds. In fact, it might be the wounds I’ve suffered that motivates me to do the things I do. Everyone does stupid things, but what are the causes of those things? The underlying motivations that drive us to do the things we ought not do?

I suspect if time healed all wounds, most people wouldn’t commit suicide over unpleasant memories or kill others due to unpleasant childhood experiences or traumas. People wouldn’t gorge themselves silly and usually to gross obesity or even death by eating large quantities of food or try to medicate their pain with drugs, alcohol, casual sex or other inappropriate behaviors.

Does time really heal all wounds? Did you ever know a Holocaust victim? Ask them whether time heals all wounds. Whether or not the survivors of Auschwitz, if any of them are still alive, don’t still have flashbacks about that horrid place and that horrid time.

Ask the Vietnam veteran or any veteran of any massive and bloody war whether or not time has healed their wounds and the likely flashbacks they experience. Ask them whether or not time has healed the memories of all the pain, blood, and death they’ve seen.

People everywhere say time heals all wounds? No. I’m here to tell you that’s a boldfaced lie. Most people don’t heal from their wounds because they’re too busy doing the bad things trying to make said pain go away. The young teenage girl that loses that someone special in her life, be it her boyfriend, her best friend, her parents, or whoever she’s close to. The same can be said for the guys too.

Then she goes out, becomes promiscuous and possibly a prostitute (not all girls end up like this I’m aware), and eventually after time has supposed to heal all the wounds from loss and death she’s experienced, or even the boy if he decides to do such things, they’re a single dad or a single mom and they have no idea what to do or where to go in life, and a child they have no idea how to raise.

A person who experiences childhood trauma may attempt to medicate themselves with food. I know I said this already, but you’ve seen those TV shows, such as My 600LBS Life. Even if a show like that may be scripted, things like that do happen in the world. Comfort eating is a very real thing, but you might be surprised to learn that there is absolutely NO comfort at all in that type of behavior. No, this isn’t a judgmental piece. All I’m saying is that comfort eating does the exact opposite of its intended effect.

Or someone goes out and gets addicted to drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and, yes, even marijuana. Marijuana, as we all know, is one of the “gateway drugs” to other more destructive ones, not that it isn’t all that destructive on its own. Or they get addicted to alcohol and become an alcoholic. Do we know the underlying causes of why we do what we do? Most of us do, but we deign to face them head-on, usually opting to help ourselves in other, more unhelpful ways.

Or take children who are bullied at school. We were all bullied in school, and some people might believe or not that bullying is healthy. Whether you believe it or not, the wounds that bullying cause don’t heal over time. No, folks, time does NOT heal all wounds. Ask the young teenage girl who commits suicide or boy whether or not time heals all wounds. But you can’t, can you? You know why they do this? Because they feel like no one cares, and most people usually are too indifferent, so they’re actually right.

A girl or boy’s prom date stands them up, and they really care about this one person, so they medicate themselves with all the things I mentioned above or even worse. Or someone might be bullied because they don’t have the same expensive clothes, shoes, or cars as other kids. Or maybe they’re too smart for the dumb kids at school. No, don’t look at me like that. That’s really a thing. There are kids who hate the smart kids because they’re smart. Because they’re always studious and having their noses in a book. That’s a real issue that no one bothers to address.

No, folks, time doesn’t heal all wounds, I’m afraid and it never will. You might think otherwise, and while I believe that opinion and belief to be highly erroneous, I will leave you with it if that’s what you wish. I, however, don’t believe that time heals any kind of wounds. All the suicides in the world ought to prove that, but if they don’t, ask your children if you have any what kind of wounds they have. You might even share your own with them. Time doesn’t heal all wounds, and wounds often leave deep scars. What kind of wounds are you waiting for time to heal?

© 2019 Mr. D

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Added on July 13, 2019
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