Had another reallity shock recentley.
I suffer from epilepsy, thankfully under control with meds. I have abscenses unlike most people I know that either have siezures or complete shut down( sleep).
Well the other day I got to see it from the other side as a freind went into a partial abscence siezure.
Boy was it scarey. We made him safe and got him help but was shocked at the speed he closed down into his own world and how helpless he looked.
It made me realise how I have scared the life out of my wife snd kids over the years until it was controlled by meds.
Also it re enforced the people who REALLY suffer from this condition. Yes I had the epilepsy and felt drained afterwards. But my family had to cope with the helplessness of seeing the results of my epilepsy.
It has given me more respect and appreciation for my family.