Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents and everyone is writing a book.
Cicero, circa 43 BC (via amandaonwriting)
“Recency illusion is the belief or impression that something is of recent origin when it is in fact long-established.”
i love pulling out ancient quotes like this whenever someone starts complaining about This Generation and how we’re ruining the world
Maybe I get lazy because not only do I not have any responsibility to keep me going when not in school,
but also because up until now I have been living at home when not in school
so I just revert back to being lazy at home because I was always lazy in high school
so now that I have an apartment at school
I’ll break the habit
I have done NOTHING since I’ve gotten out of school. I’ve caught up with Frisco friends and all, but I haven’t actually done anything.
at school I am always WAY too busy, sleeping about 5 hours max a night, but that’s because I have to. Between classes, Kpsi shit, stage manager paranoia, practicing, and social life burdens, I am always booked with something to do, which is GREAT because it keeps me going.
When confronted with free-time, lack of responsibility, and food, I become this horrendous sloth she-beast that just sits on tumblr and eats and doesn’t DO anything.
hallelujer for drum corps lol
willo7wisp asked: What do you say to people who dismiss [very real] mental disorders as completely overdiagnosed? I know people who talk about it as though everyone is self-absorbed and needs to get over it/just deal/not go on meds. I myself am not always a very sympathetic person, but it upsets me to hear more and more people talking about bipolar disorder, depression, etc. in a way that's all "quitcherbitchin"
Interesting question. I take 2 anti-depressants under the guidance of a psychiatrist because I’ve had two almost fatal bouts of depression and a few others that were merely nightmarish. It’s difficult to imagine having survived these episodes without the aid of medication. And I do mean “survived,” as in “didn’t die until I was dead.” At the exact same time, as a admitted layman who knows a little about a lot of things and a lot about a very few things, it seems to me that medication IS overprescribed in the Year of Our Lord 2014. So I try to hold two truths in my mind: medication has helped me and others who need it enormously AND that exact same medication is produced by corporations that are publicly traded and have people sitting on their boards who are decidedly NOT doctors, or even just benevolent citizens meditating on what’s truly best for you and me. They want to make money. So my two NON-PROFESSIONAL cents is that powerful brain medication should generally not be one’s first resort when you’re feeling blue or unfocused or anxious. Diet, exercise, talk therapy, meditation, and many other things can have indescribably massive positive effects. If you’re not in immediate danger of harming yourself, I’d explore those first. Medication a) works and b) will remain probable and thus available, so it’ll be around if you need it. And I don’t presume to tell anyone they need it or don’t, because I’m a comedian. And I don’t really worry about people who offer their opinions on medication if they’re not a psychiatrist.