Random Quotes 351#

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Why on earth do people glamorize depression?

There is nothing slightly romantic about the insidiousness which is depression, nor the darkness it covers you with, or the rollercoaster ride into the deepest vaults of your unlocked mind now running amok with Dementor’s acting as your soul sucking companions and ricocheting through your brain with the malicious and malignant intention of ripping your sanity out through your skull … so tell me again, what is so idyllic about that?

Rory Matier

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“Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. . . . It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.”

J.K. Rowling

22 thoughts on “Random Quotes 351#

  1. Nothing glamorous about depression! I’ve had to take medication to treat it at two different times.
    I’ve learned to recognize the signs of an incoming episode and can mostly get through it without it going full blown and into med mode.
    Some people have it bad enough they aren’t able to have any quality of life without medication.
    Definitely NOT glamorous.

    1. Exactly, l remember reading an article on it where some people notably youngsters felt it was a glamorous thing to have and l remember thinking F.OFF you wouldn’t say that if you had ever had full on depression!

    1. Hey Cheryl, l have been in the darkness and l found it to be a hell on earth and yet l have spoken to people and l don’t wish to be agist, but many are younger than l am who have said they think it’s either not as bad or ‘how cool would that be?’

      It’s illegal here in the UK to throttle stupidity sadly! 🙁

      1. For him it is dangerous and I worry. There’s nothing I can say or do to help, I just try to be there when he comes out the other side.

        1. That is all you can do, and l can accept it is horribly frustrating for those who are witnessing it all and are helpless to know which magic wand to use, because there are none that work.

        1. I don’t know … maybe – it’s hard to say in our current climate what and who is calling out for what these days, certainly to be mindful, but l wonder if somepeople think it cool to say certain things like depression are cool – it’s either they think it’s cool, or they are being flippant.

          1. Maybe both. I have seen depression and people with it don’t even want to say that they are suffering from it.

              1. Who knows Sadje, l think the test is if we are still able to communicate freely like this as we are and not have a fear that comments get lost in space or spam or suddenly decide to not allow you to comment – if we can have a clear week l like you will be happy – and we will know that perhaps something has worked to our favour finally 🙂

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