what kind of a movie starts out like this you sick bastards
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Even if your particular depression does include sadness, it’ll only be one of many other symptoms. The others might be much more painful and salient for you than the sadness is. Some people can’t sleep, others gain weight, some think constantly about death, others can’t concentrate or remember anything. Many lose interest in sex, or food, or both. Almost everyone, it seems, experiences a crushing fatigue in which your limbs feel like stone and no amount of sleep ever helps. Then there are headaches, stomachaches, and so on.
So, depression doesn’t necessarily mean sadness to us. (And a gentle reminder to non-depressed folks: being sad doesn’t mean you’re “depressed,” either.)
Depression is not sadness; it’s an illness that often, though not always, involves sadness. No amount of happy things will make a depressed person spontaneously recover, and, usually, no amount of sad things will make a well-adjusted person with good mental health suddenly develop depression. (Grief, of course, is another matter.) And sadness, on its own, does not cause suicide.
[…]People don’t kill themselves because they’re sad. They kill themselves because they have an illness that, among other things, makes them feel sad. It also makes them feel like their life is worthless, like they’re a burden to others, like death would be easier, and all the other beliefs that lead people down the path to suicide.
There is a tendency, I think, to assume that people are depressed because they are sad. A better way to look at it is that people are sad because they are depressed. That’s why, even if we could “turn that frown upside down!” and “just look on the sunny side!” for your benefit, it would do absolutely no good. The depression would still be there, but in a different form."
You look just like your father: split face portraits of family members
Ulric Collette is a photographer from Quebec. He studied art and graphic design at school and currently works as an art director for Collette, an advertising studio in Quebec City.
In this series, called Genetic Portraits, Ulric splices together portraits of family members to explore genetic similarities.
From parents and their children, to twins, siblings and cousins, the series is fascinating, and just a little bit spooky.
The project was shortlisted for a Cannes Lion.
Visit genetic.ulriccollette.com to see the entire collection.
I actually really love this
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Because telling fat people that they are in fact humans that deserve dignity and respect automatically means you’re ~*GLORIFYING OBESITY*~
By the way, don’t dribble on to me saying you worry about a fat person’s ‘health’. That’s just a bullshit excuse to voice your unwanted opinion on a fat person’s body considering you wouldn’t give a single flying fuckadoodle about someone’s health if they were skinny. Besides another person’s health is none of your damned business anyway. Run along now and preach to a choir that actually cares.
I’m going to be honest, so long as you’re not hurting anyone, you can eat soy sauce and milk duds all day long for all I care.thank you so much for this comic imp.
you are my new inspiration madame
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ALL of this. Encourage people to try new words, to mess them up, to experiment with vocabulary, to learn complicated adjectives and verbs and nouns, because words are fun.
Also, don’t be a jerk.
See also: people who mispronounce words because English is their second language.
Also see: people who pronounce words differently to you because there are multiple dialects of one language and people can know words/pronunciations from more than one location.Source: gruntledandhinged
I like how sweden just decided one day that gender is fucking bullshit so they got a gender neutral pronoun and stopped separating boy clothes and girl clothes and have pictures of spiderman pushing a baby stroller in a toy magazine why isn’t every country like sweden
you push that stroller sassy spiderman!
you fight those bad guys girlfriend!
you style that hair lil’ dude!
and in that moment, i swear we all wanted to be fucking swedish.
Except the reality is far, far different. The fact the advertisements have realised how asinine it is to show girls only doing traditionally feminine things and only boys playing with guns and “cool” things or whatever, and that we’ve incorporated a gender neutral pronoun doesn’t mean that Swedish people are ACTUALLY more equal or even that they give a shit. Read the comments on articles about gender-neutral daycares, or listen in on conversations about newspaper articles bemoaning old men slapping someone’s butt, or articles that use “hen”. Oh no, hen is diluting the culture. It’s a social experiment that’ll harm the children. It’s laziness, because people can’t be bothered writing out “han/hon” anymore.
Swedes are racist fucking assholes, and Sweden is not a feminist utopia.
And that’s the most frustrating thing about depression. It isn’t always something you can fight back against with hope. It isn’t even something — it’s nothing. And you can’t combat nothing. You can’t fill it up. You can’t cover it. It’s just there, pulling the meaning out of everything. That being the case, all the hopeful, proactive solutions start to sound completely insane in contrast to the scope of the problem.
It would be like having a bunch of dead fish, but no one around you will acknowledge that the fish are dead. Instead, they offer to help you look for the fish or try to help you figure out why they disappeared.
Yesterday there was a program on about trans people and mum was kid of okay about it and said things that were kind of good and I was like “damn, maybe I can come out to her as genderqueer and it won’t be so bad”
And today we talked about the Swedish genderneutral pronoun addition “hen” and it’s just RIDICULOUS, it’s CONFUSING THE CHILDREN, it’s TAKING AWAY OUR CULTURE, god don’t you know it’s not ABOUT genderquestioning people it’s about them not bothering to write or say his/her, not everything is a BATTLE
How was this not a battle? How was me trying to justify my existence against three of my closest family members not a battle? Goddammit why don’t you read some actual queer theory or real life stories of genderfluid and trans people before deciding whether or not genderneutral pronouns are necessary.
In the end I just walked away and now I’m crying in my room. This day has been so shit and I miss my friends so much.
Thor: The Dark World, I guess, the thing we’re most excited about at the moment coming up next…what can fans expect from that overall.
T: What can I say…I just want to reassure you that it’s going to be great.
Do you have a message to all the lovely fans out there, the people who love and enjoy your work so much?
T: Love you all. It’s very,very cold here in London and I hope you’re keeping warm. [x]
Never in all of the history of cute men did a cuter man than Tom Hiddleston ever exist. Ever. EVERRRRRRRRRRRRR!
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I’ve created these flyers for a school activist project where I bring more attention to the women in history that have been forgotten or ignored. This blog will be an extension of those flyers where I post longer biographies of these women and other bad-ass women like them. Too often women’s achievements have been pushed aside, either by others in their lives, or else by the historians who choose to ignore them. This tumblr is dedicated to celebrating them and bringing their achievements to light!
(via becauseiamawoman)Source: historicalheroines
By Kay, Editorial Assistant , The Debenhams Blog
“Here at Debenhams we believe that anyone can look fabulous in our range- which is why we’ve decided to break with Convention…
“Our Customers are not the same shape or size so our latest look book celebrates this diversity. We would be delighted if others followed our lead. Hopefully these shots will be a step, albeit a small one, towards more people feeing more comfortable about their boidies,’” said Ed Watson, Director of PR, Debenhams”
This is fantastic and wow those clothes are all super cute
(via becauseiamawoman)Source: blog.debenhams.com