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Life, love, existentialism, bunnies and everything in between.

Note: Jump to 10:18 for the start of the magic!

"You can spend your whole life imagining ghosts. Worrying about your pathway to the future. But all there will ever be, is what’s happening here. And the decisions we make in this moment, which are based on either love or fear. So many choose our paths out of fear, just practicality. What we really want, seems impossibly out of reach, and ridiculous to expect - so we never dare to ask the universe for it." ~ Jim Carrey

(Jim Carrey’s Commencement Address at the 2014 MUM Graduation)

— 11 hours ago with 15 notes
#jim carrey  #video  #inspirational  #inspiration  #graduation 
Existential Depression
  • When you go to your psychologist to try and talk through a genuine environmental stressor that has triggered a need to reassess the meaning of life and your search for a self-identified purpose and your psychologist immediately ships you off to be risk assessed by a psychiatrist because you don’t like a solution-focused approach.
  • When said newly-qualified young (and well-meaning) psychiatrist thinks randomly supplementing your philosophical thoughts with high doses of anti-psychotics may dull your brain to the glorious ‘socially acceptable’ level of others even though he admits you have no signs of psychosis, perceptual problems, mania or hypomania. He’s just not quite sure what else to do.
  • When you point out that if everyone who felt or thought intensely  but had no perceptual or impulse problems were such medicated there would be no poetry, philosophy or art.
  • When he looks like he is questioning his career choice.
  • When you desperately want to explain how thinking of suicide can be liberating in itself as the mere act of not doing it makes us choose to be human. In other words talking about it abstractly makes you feel more determined to live.
  • When your psychologist freaks out because you remain articulate, insightful and coherent while talking her through suicidal ideation and admits she feels overwhelmed even when you assure her you have no active will to act on such thoughts and she says she trusts you but you’re still freaking her out.
  • When you are a kid and think about the concepts of life and death but no one will allow you the space to explore the topics in a philosophical way so you end up reading Sartre and Kierkegaard too young and opening a whole new trapdoor.
  • When you have to dumb down your depression to ‘I have trouble sleeping’ and ‘I find it hard to enjoy the same things as I used to’ in order for people to semi-relate to the emotion in DSM symptoms.
  • When other people can’t handle your brain because the things that make you feel most alive to think about under stress are the same things that makes most people feel uncomfortable.
  • When examining the concept of mortality, meaning and purpose makes your brain come alive in the most intense way.
  • Being born with a brain people with thought processes and emotions people find too intense.
  • When you eat a tub of Ben & Jerry’s and realize the vast majority of people are incredibly stupid.
  • When a part of you wonders if it would have been more productive to be born with a slower brain.
  • When you sigh and just return to your tub of Ben & Jerry’s.
  • When writing a silly existential blog post and eating Ben & Jerry’s offers more comfort than poorly trained therapeutic professionals.

/end of rant

— 5 days ago with 70 notes
#existentialism  #mental health  #depression  #existential depression  #ENFP