I’m Not A Genius, But Neither Is This Guy!
I don’t know all the answers to everything. I don’t have a genius-level IQ. I don’t think I could even win enough in the first round of a Jeopardy contest to ever be considered for the show. I am sure they would laugh and point at me, but I do know one thing…at least I am not as selfish as Casey James Fury of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He is a civilian employee, who authorities say wanted to leave work early so bad, he set some fires. Did he never think that someone might get hurt? That he might kill someone? What about all the money that will have to be spent to make repairs???
Navy investigators say Fury is facing two counts of arson after fire aboard the USS Miami attack submarine in May, and one that was set in June outside of the sub.
I do feel bad for this guy because I know that he suffers from anxiety and depression according to an affidavit that was filed in court this week. I feel bad for him because I suffer from anxiety. I know depression on a first name basis. The two of them are often my unwanted company, but this guy needs to go for more help. He is alleged to have set the fires, so he is innocent until proven guilty, but guy……if you did this……you need to pay the penalty. He could get a sentence of “up to life in prison”.
I have heard time and time again that people do one of two things with “their stuff” from the inside. They either turn their problems in or they turn their problems out, and if this guy is guilty, then yes, he turned his problems out. His problem is going to cost taxpayers 400 million bucks. You know, cause we just have all that money to throw around in this country.
Thankfully, there were no injuries that happened, but this kind of stuff has to stop.
Fox News reports that, “Fury told Timothy Bailey, an agent for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, that “his anxiety started getting really bad,” so he grabbed his cigarettes and a lighter, walked up to a bunk room and set fire to some rags on the top bunk. Fury said he set the second fire after getting anxious over a text-message exchange with an ex-girlfriend about a man she had started seeing, according to the affidavit. He wanted to leave work early, so he took some alcohol wipes and set them on fire outside the submarine.”
This is a note to all of you who battle anxiety and depression, “I hear you. I feel you. I get it”. And I mean that from my heart. I have talked about the depression that I was treated for with friends, but I have never talked in public about my anxiety. I am taking a big step here, but I know what you are feeling like. Sometimes, it’s hell. Sheer hell. I only write about it because if you know someone who needs help (Fury needs more), try to help. You can’t make a horse drink after leading him to the water, but at least you tried to get him there. Often people have no clue that they are in trouble, that’s part of the problem.
If you can’t get your anxiety and depression under control, and you know it, then make sure you get help. Turning it in won’t help either, and there are millions of examples like Fury of people who turn their bad stuff out.
Final note. Don’t forget to “stop and smell the roses”. Yes, I know so cliche! Again, I don’t have all the answers, but every day that I wake up, I will try to see that glass as half full. After all, I did wake up today! I’m gonna put that in the “win” column! Peace to you.