Thursday, March 3, 2011

Moral Dilemma

Sometimes we become experts in topics we never actually wished to know about.

This has happened recently, and I am learning the ins-and-outs of a system that I am embarrassed to admit I had never given much thought to before.  My dilemma is that I feel like I want to do something with all this newfound information.  But I don't want to feel like I am benefiting from it either.  I feel like I have an obligation to share the information with others who might be in need of it, but I might not yet be in a position to help others yet when I am still in so much need of help myself.   I keep going 'round and 'round with it and I can't seem to come to a decision.

I was going to ask somebody who is helping me deal with this about this situation at our meeting yesterday, but I chickened out.  I'm so afraid of looking like someone who is trying to capitalize on a misfortune when that is not the case at all.

But isn't the oldest adage to write what you know?  My intentions are good -- I want to write from a "first-hand help" standpoint...
So complicated!

Have you ever found yourself in this situation? What did you do about it?


  1. Hmm. Well, wading through the vagueness;), might writing about it here be helpful? Get the info out there without being paid for it? Or is it far more complicated than that?

  2. It's... unfortunately a lot more complicated. It's one thing to write articles about Aspergers, but I do feel like if I'm writing about this I might be breaking a trust? I think if I did write about it I'd probably use a pen name, quite honestly.

  3. Oooooh...yeah, if breaking a trust is an issue, I'd definitely use a pen name. Which means not writing about it here;). lol I have stuff to write under a pen name, too;).