Ooooh Look A Shiny!
Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out your normal healthy ability to cope with bad days and bad news, and replaces it with an unrecognizable sludge that finds no pleasure, no delight, no point in anything outside of bed. You alienate your friends because you can’t comport yourself socially, you risk your job because you can’t concentrate, you live in moderate squalor because you have no energy to stand up, let alone take out the garbage. You become pathetic and you know it. And you have no capacity to stop the downward plunge. You have no perspective, no emotional reserves, no faith that it will get better. So you feel guilty and ashamed of your inability to deal with life like a regular human, which exacerbates the depression and the isolation.
Depression is humiliating.
If you’ve never been depressed, thank your lucky stars and back off the folks who take a pill so they can make eye contact with the grocery store cashier. No one on earth would choose the nightmare of depression over an averagely turbulent normal life.
It’s not an incapacity to cope with day to day living in the modern world. It’s an incapacity to function. At all. If you and your loved ones have been spared, every blessing to you. If depression has taken root in you or your loved ones, every blessing to you, too.
Depression is humiliating.
No one chooses it. No one deserves it. It runs in families, it ruins families. You cannot imagine what it takes to feign normalcy, to show up to work, to make a dentist appointment, to pay bills, to walk your dog, to return library books on time, to keep enough toilet paper on hand, when you are exerting most of your capacity on trying not to kill yourself. Depression is real. Just because you’ve never had it doesn’t make it imaginary. Compassion is also real. And a depressed person may cling desperately to it until they are out of the woods and they may remember your compassion for the rest of their lives as a force greater than their depression. Have a heart. Judge not lest ye be judged.
Pearl (via felspar)

professional-bird:

fucksubtle:

traceexcalibur:

I smell trouble brewing

Reformation 2: The Aliening

CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT POPE FRANCIS IS SO FRIKKIN CHILL THAT IF AN ALIEN WALKED IN TO THE VATICAN HE WOULDN’T EVEN FREAK OUT HE’D JUST BE LIKE “SUP DUDE LETS GO GET YA SOME JESUS” 

marthajefferson:

Do you want to know the funniest part in the movie ‘1776’?

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daccodacc:

I laughed so hard no sound came out

This is only my second day of officially working (not including training) and I’ve already been asked to come in early/stay late to cover the other receptionists three times. Idk how to tell you this, massage-place-I-work-for, but you got some slackers and the part time job you hired me for is going to end up turning into a full time job.

youvebeenlowkeyd:

tinysteve:

dr erskine said he chose steve for the serum because of his kindness and courage to cover for the fact he read steve’s enlistment form and realized this fucker’s birthday is the fourth of july 

fanserviced:

Hyuna seems like she’s having a blast with her new video and performances. I like how she seems really committed to the dance and just goes for it. She routinely gets heaping tons of shit from one side and pity from another, but it seems like she’s been working hard in the meantime to develop her own strong stage presence. Plus, how can ANYONE not respect a person who dances hard in heels??? ? ??

jon-snow:

god bless sdcc


credit to seungripls for the idea

credit to seungripls for the idea