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 belly-bits)
sailorcharlie:

Twirl, girl. Twirl!

sailorcharlie:

Twirl, girl. Twirl!

bobbysockss:

ANGEL BABY

bobbysockss:

ANGEL BABY

rcmclachlan:

radiationdude:

NO. NO. I AM TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD AND I AM CRYING BECAUSE I CAN STILL HEAR THE EXACT WAY SHADOW SAYS “PETER” AS HE COMES OUT OF THE FUCKING WOODS DON’T LOOK AT MEEEE

marxvx:

if i as a retail worker have to work with a dozen cameras pointed at me to deter me from stealing $10, cops should have to work with a camera pointed at them to deter them from arbitrarily maiming and killing people

cisandhetphobia:

Dear fat girls wearing crop tops: please. Continue. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t. You’re so fucking cute!!! You look absolutely fabulous, if I might add, and your self worth isn’t determined on how men see you.

jerrodmaruyama:

DATE NIGHT - my latest piece for Disney’s WonderGround Gallery will debut Friday September 12th. I’ll be there from 5pm - 7pm. Come say hello and check out the new art and merchandise.

OMG!!!! I LOVE HIS WORK..

jerrodmaruyama:

DATE NIGHT - my latest piece for Disney’s WonderGround Gallery will debut Friday September 12th. I’ll be there from 5pm - 7pm. Come say hello and check out the new art and merchandise.

OMG!!!! I LOVE HIS WORK..

FAIRYTALE MEME: 10 Adaptations - [1/10]  Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
  “Am I making believe I see in you a man too perfect to be really true?
   Do I want you because you’re wonderful?
   Or are you wonderful because I want you?”

ofpousseys:

"you’re so full of yourself" no i had a lot of insecurites and a low self esteem which i worked extremely hard to overcome and now i realize that im awesome and i dont care if you think otherwise

ambitiousgurl1:

College is viewed as a necessity, yet priced as a luxury.

cookiecarnival:

Disney Princess Art by Katia Oloy

spaghettiseven:

flies to 3 different countries in 3 mins

garaffe:

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bats-n-cats:

☆。*☽HALLOWEEN HAVEN☾*。☆