Re: Loosing Yourself
These responses are very interesting to read, thank you. And it's interesting to note that on the Werelist, the primary responses were that people would feel lost and depressed. A few people even commented that they would consider commiting suicide. I find it interesting that the primary response here is the feeling of being lost but then moving on with your life conclusion. A few of you even said you'd be happy at finding out you weren't Otherkin. Anyone have an idea why Otherkin would simply move on with their lives while therians would be so depressed and crushed at finding out they're simply human?
My own response from the Werelist: I'm not sure how I would react. On the one hand it's a very important part of my identity. On the other hand, there is no proof of therianthropy (or being Otherkin) existing so we could all just be crazy anyway. It would upset me but it's not the only important thing to me as a person so I wouldn't be driven to an extreme like killing myself. If it was proven beyond a doubt that I wasn't a therian, I'd be upset, but I think I'd eventually accept it because there would be nothing else to do. If it's not true for me, wishing it was won't make it true. I would feel like I'd lost a part of myself and that would be hard to accept but I think I'd eventually just accept it and move on. I think I'd also be upset that I would have been lying to myself and other people. I might even feel ashamed at jumping to conclusions and claiming something I'm not. Also, even if I wasn't a wolf, wolves would still hold a special place in my heart and I'd still feel a close connection to them.
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