Player David Fusitua

Billy Teets James

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 12, 2016
2,079
Perth, Australia
please never delete this.

Several of us have suffered depression and we all fight our own battles.
im not in perth but if u ever need to reach out, im in aus. im also a house dad and similar age, although my life was nothing like yours.
i'll talk with you, just send me a pm and i'll forward u my number.
Thank you bro!! Bloody awesome! I will message after the game.
 
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snake77

Warriors 1st Grader
Jul 12, 2013
9,212
Auckland
We don't know the details of what is going on and obviously its none of our business.

We need to remember with the exception of our recruits these guys have had to move their lives across to another country. Sure they are well paid but this still provides complications with family. Some may not be able to get their family across some might be seperated from their partners and only get to see their kids occassionally. Or they could be leaving behind sick friends or relatives. Getting moved to another country disrupts all that.

The recruits will think its nice being in camp with the team but that could wear thin after a while as they probably want something more stable.

I know this isn't specifically on Fusitua, more speculation. But we need to remember these guys are in a unique situation.
 
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BeastMode

Warriors 1st Grader
Mar 7, 2015
8,190
Wishing the best to those struggling.

Know that you’re not alone.

I’ve had my fair share in the past. I think we all have in some way shape or form.

Social media makes it even harder these days. Most comments try to knock people down and push them over the edge. It’s not easy.

Well done again to the Mods for keeping everyone in check when the line is crossed. This is a good place. Grateful.
 

Navigator

Christchurch Born n bred white bait fed.
Contributor
May 19, 2012
2,218
Brisbane Queensland Australia
Any chance the mods can start up a new thread to keep

Billy Teets James Billy Teets James

story in??
and all the reply as this is apart of our family right here.
Man woman or child should never need to feel alone.
We are all one made of skin and bone,
And when you see someone fall down you help them up,
That's what we do that's what makes us who we are.
 
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Christchurch Born n bred white bait fed.
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May 19, 2012
2,218
Brisbane Queensland Australia
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We are all teachers believe it or not.
 

Miket12

Warriors 1st Grader
Apr 20, 2012
9,471
Any chance the mods can start up a new thread to keep

Billy Teets James Billy Teets James

story in??
and all the reply as this is apart of our family right here.
Man woman or child should never need to feel alone.
We are all one made of skin and bone,
And when you see someone fall down you help them up,
That's what we do that's what makes us who we are.
If Billy Teets James Billy Teets James and the mods don’t mind, there is already a Mental Health tread:

 
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gpred

1st Grade Fringe
Sep 23, 2016
945
Perhaps we could create a separate thread for Forum members and lurkers to post their stories and ask for advice and help.

I don't think I would ask for help in a thread called 'General - Mental Health'.

That's not a criticism, just think we can come up with something that serves us better. Something that is more likely to compel people to post, the same way Billy Teets James has compelled so many of us to post.
 

Gizzyfan

Warriors 1st Grader
Jan 2, 2013
4,965
In those bad days I return to this poem, it has become an old friend and a source of strength. Maybe it can help someone else.

Desiderata​

GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

By Max Ehrmann © 1927
Original text
 

Navigator

Christchurch Born n bred white bait fed.
Contributor
May 19, 2012
2,218
Brisbane Queensland Australia
I would like it if we could have a fan hotline sort of thing as we have people in all diffrent time zones around the world so if someone starts feeling down theirs always a brother / sister not far away to listen, and if they don't want to talk in public they can pm, I for one would be willing to chat to anyone who needs it I would even phone them as live is to short to give up on.
I must say I am no professional, I have just had a shit load of life lessons. And I was born with 2 ears and 1 mouth so someone
Wanted me to listen twice as much as I talk.
 

playdaball

Heritage Member
Apr 23, 2012
2,231
David’s brother Josh is in the NZRU U20 team
 
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bruce

Warriors 1st Grader
Contributor
Sep 1, 2015
16,702
Max Ehrmann
Was Max a Buddhist?

Another German philosopher was Frederick S. Perls. This quote was a standard wall poster back in my day, maybe not among league players though.

I do my thing and you do your thing. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, And you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you, and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful.
 

Miket12

Warriors 1st Grader
Apr 20, 2012
9,471
Was Max a Buddhist?

Another German philosopher was Frederick S. Perls. This quote was a standard wall poster back in my day, maybe not among league players though.

I do my thing and you do your thing. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, And you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you, and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful.
bruce bruce, I’m glad I found you online.... who else would give me so much pleasure debating Eric Watson buying the Warriors, if Laos was part of Thailand, if Richard Fale was the equivalent of the Hawaiian mafia and how Carlaw Park could have become NZ’s National Stadium. Your thoughts about Japanese incest porn, however, I didn’t need to know about! ;)
 

Bornagainwarrior

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Sending much love to you bro. Thanks for sharing. Live life the way you want to, not by others perception of how it should be. Its your life, not others. Its definitely worth living.
Stories like yours are never too long. You have explained it better than any academic ever could because it is your story. I know it would not have been easy to open yourself up like this but hopefully it has lifted a weight from your soul. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Yeah, thanks for sharing mate. Wishing you all the best for your continued fight!
 

Warriors tragic

Warriors Bench Player
Aug 12, 2020
34
Good morning everyone.

I feel stupid taking the focus away from Fus. Was not my intention.
I had a story to share. This club & its supporters hhs been my life for the past 26 years. Keeps me sane! Kind of! Lol.

Davids fight is mine as well. The path he walks maybe different, But the battle is the same. He may of read my story and took something from it that came help him to heal & recover. Same goes for anyone else on here that is suffering.

I absolutely love the feedback. I was worried i was going to get ripped apart for it. That's the anxiety kicking in.
D
But i am feeling so much better for exposing myself to strangers i have never met. But feel i know every single one of you and your personalities over the years lol. One week we argue, Have disagreements. Next week we are agreeing with eachother and giving eachother love heart smile emojis 😂😂

Just like families do. That's why i was comfortable enough to share.

Hope Fus is doing well. We care brother. Just want you to get better!

Much love everyone. I do appreciate you & the kind words.
Bro that's one of the most raw, honest, inspiring stories I've read. Massive respect and kudos to you for sharing your story. Even while you're fighting your struggles at home, getting your story out would be helping others more than you even realise. Stay strong brother
 

J_P

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 4, 2020
454
Didn’t realise fus was back in Nz. Just walked past him at Sylvia park. I wonder if a few of our boys have returned home for the bye round, or he’s permanently moved back.. not trying to cause controversy, just wondering what he’s doing in Nz..
I don't think the boys currently playing will be allowed back due to risk of border closures.
Sounds like he was allowed back due to previously mentioned issues. Hopefully he's doing well.
Management has done a good job keeping things under wraps and is the reason I made this post purposefully vague
 
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