This insight from Stephen Fry on depression is wonderful. It’s a message worth sharing with everyone around the world:
“If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why […] It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.”
“there is just something about your first baby, and something so beautiful about being a first time mom. i tried my best that first week to bottle every feeling up, and cork a lid on it, to save some for later. if i could do anything, anything in this whole world, i’d go back to that first week. that first week i was more than just myself. i was somebody’s entire existence. and i had nothing to do with my days but just gaze and gaze and gaze at his serious, thoughtful little face, sleep when he slept, nod my head when he wanted to tell me something, and dream about the whole life that lay ahead of us.”
“That weekend, when my relatives and the Bud Light entered the front door of the grad party, the neurotic behavior was bringing up the rear. Between myself, my mother, grandma and aunts, I realized I never stood a chance.”
I came across this today and laughed for a good twenty minutes. I don’t agree with alllll of the reasons, but the ones I do agree with, I can relate 100%:
8. Your parents haven’t gotten up the nerve to directly have you married off, but sometimes at Christmas, you see a strange glaze come over your mother’s eyes and you know she’s thinking it.
30. You tend to fall in love with everyone you meet, and you can’t legally marry all of them. Also, proves that if you did marry all of them, it would be exhausting and one of them would be played by Chloe Sevigny. So, no, thank you.
35. You know that society expects you to go out and look like a Nicki Minaj video on Friday nights, but most of the time you would secretly rather stay in, have about five glasses of wine and watch reruns of Nova on PBS. Because you are internally a 50-year-old woman.
36. Your life model is Liz Lemon, which is great for most things but a very bad idea when it comes to relationships.
37. The pizza delivery guy doesn’t sell future husbands, just future sadness when you see the five pizza boxes lying near the trash and you know that no one else ate pizza in your apartment last night.
“And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!”
And each day, it’s up to you, to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say “No. This is what’s important.”