Rants, raves, and miscellaneous junk.

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 psych-facts)

This is seriously the most accurate description of depression. Wow.

(via fake-that-smile-babe)

lohrien:

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The Disease of American Democracy 

robertreich:

Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near record low. The President’s approval ratings are also in the basement.

A large portion of the public doesn’t even bother voting. Only 57.5 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots…

brotoad:

frankieztein:

brotoad:

my harry potter OC is called deadlift powercrunch, the most muscular wizard of all time

wizards rarely use physical power to accomplish anything, so the most muscular, is propably not that muscular when compared to muggles

deadlift powercrunch uses her physical power above magic, she does not care about magic and only uses it to create gym equipment from thin air and also to give her gatling gun arm infinite bullets.

thepaisleyelf:

have I talked about how my two cats love each other so much and they literally do everything together and they’re always piled all over each other like

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even when they’re not sleeping they’re just hanging out 

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beyoncebeytwice:

shavingryansprivates:

methlabrador:

everybodys dad has a weird obsession with something

drinking

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(Source: mattressblowoutsale)

debilitati0n:

bettervillains:

life-at-taco-bell:

You would think that teenagers would be the rudest customers when really it’s mostly old, middle-aged people. 

  

The elderly are either adorable or the wrinkly reincarnation of Satan there is no in between

mcporno:

keep your eyes peeled

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showland:

Enough said.

doitsu:

iporygon:

therightnippleofgilgamesh:

a genre-aware white haired anime boy that dyes his hair in protagonist colours in an attempt to avoid his tragic fate

Anime mom untying her side ponytail when shit starts going down to avoid death

A character that sits next to the wall instead of the window in class to avoid being an anime protagonist

cloudbending:

"I was able to learn Earthbending, not just as a martial art, but as an extension of my senses." - Toph

Requested by Atomlolguys

hannahblumenreich:

this came out of a discussion with a friend about the spider-man movies. i mispoke, saying something along the lines of, “when spider-man lands on the american flag,” when i meant to say was the flag pole but of course, the damage was done and now you all have to look at this ridiculous thing. 

theveganescapist:

guavasaur:

dimedog:

a small cat

a baby

that’s the purriest meow I’ve ever heard

I’m still really upset and angry. He did it once, the camera happened to be on him, he did it once and I think it’s the funniest joke that’s ever been on our show. - Michael Schur (x)

(Source: chrisprattings)

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