When people ask me what my heritage is, I tell them Mexican and Irish (my parents were both born in the US), and people always say, “That’s such a weird combination!” I know that they mean it in a cultural sense and not a racial one, but it’s still is a little confusing/upsetting.
It’s not all that weird a combination, anyway; see the Black 47 song “San Patricio Brigade” (and the true story behind it).
Krishnamurti (via sisyphean-revolt)
THIS IS WHAT I’M SAYING ALL THE TIME WHEN I TELL PEOPLE BEING DEPRESSED IS THE MOST HEALTHY THING TO BE IN THIS TOXIC SOCIETY
“BEING DEPRESSED IS THE MOST HEALTHY THING TO BE IN THIS TOXIC SOCIETY” I think that is one of the best things I’ve ever read.
yeah i am Not Okay With This
Yeah, because sleeping 12 hours a night and failing to apply for jobs, write papers, or leave the house for the past eleven months has been totally great for my health.
DISLIKING THE STATE OF THE WORLD IS NOT THE SAME THING AS DEPRESSION.
IF DEPRESSION IS THE HEALTHY RESPONSE WELL I GUESS I’M GOING TO TRY MY DAMNDEST TO BE UNHEALTHY
BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN DEPRESSED AND I DON’T. FUCKING. LIKE IT.
I WILL GLADLY SELL OUT TO A SICK SOCIETY IF IT MEANS NOT WANTING TO DIE ANYMORE
Yeah fuck that shit.
There is nothing healthy about depression.
Feeling temporary frustration,sadness, anger, etc. at injustice in the world =/= depression.
You don’t want to feel depression. You don’t want to wake up every morning and your first thought is, “I don’t want to be here anymore.” You don’t want to look at your family, friends, and loved ones and feel ashamed because you can’t seem to perform the same daily tasks they do because those things feel so physically overwhelming it makes you want to weep.
Like, shut the fuck up. Please. Stop using depression as a synonym for upset because they are not the same fucking things, ok?
Oh cool, people co-opting a serious, often fatal, mental illness to whine on the Internet about how the world is messed up.
… ‘Cause that in no way contributes to the same toxic society by undermining aforesaid serious, often fatal, mental illness by likening it to Having A Sad, this making it harder for people who live with that illness to get proper treatment.
In addition to everything that’s been said about how depression is an illness, I’d like to raise one other point:
I’ve got about sixty years left, seventy in a best-case scenario. I don’t expect all of society’s fucked-up-ness to completely disappear in that time frame. And I would like to spend some of that time happy. Not just functional but enjoying my life. Call me selfish, but “I will be miserable on principle until the world is perfect” is just not a commitment I can make.
Yep, it’s a sick society. No, I don’t intend to turn my back on everything bad in the world. But I’ll take what joy I can get.
This is why I dislike the name “depression” for the illness