Hell Yeah, we’re Triggered.
It’s 2017 and everybody I know gets Triggered. It’s on some ASMR type of flow. Are you seeing the same shit I’m seeing?
Maybe you haven’t been aware of the plethora of ways in which trauma can be unlocked – but let me tell you: The box and key are always engaged in some kind of slippery slope of twists and turns.
Have you been living underneath a rock or something?
Every and anything can be triggering!
What’s funny about it – is that it doesn’t take much really. We’re constantly forced to deal with things and a lot of those things have childhood triggers we don’t understand yet.
Upon sudden contact – Bing!
We’re then pushed in the wrestling ring by the beast we haven’t fully seen.
Anytime I smell its fragrance – It gets a little bit closer to defeating me. I’m PRESSED because I can’t predict when my next collapse will take place?
It’s on the television. It’s on my phone. In the classroom. At work. With my family. With friends that I hang out with. I have no idea what I’m gonna see or what I hear and how this may trigger me wherever I happen to be.
Triggers are invisible forces that I can’t seem to protect myself from.
No warning. No map for closure. My anxiety is constantly multiplying because of various triggers.
These are close to home reminders that are not so easy to run away from.
I heard somebody say “Our generation should just get a grip and not be so loose on our emotions when they run through us like a flame.” I’m just laughing at that cuz IF we could pick and choose what triggered us, we wouldn’t be so damn triggered.
While we can’t control how they come, I suppose we understand those triggers. We can begin to learn how to unpack some of those various traumas.
Identifying them can be hard work tho – but it’s our responsibility.
Are we the Triggered Generation? I’d say Hell Yeah! But people long before us have had these triggers.
We’re just a bit more aware of the impact they have and there’s comfort in knowing – we ain’t all alone in this.
This piece is for my friend Loxten, which will be used for his future project.