Tuesday, July 9, 2013

365 Days of Happy - Day 190

This is a Day of Happy because this 19 year old comedian got it right. He got depression right. He inspires me with his words. This is one of the best Ted Talks I have ever seen. I started bawling at the 8:30 mark.

My favorite quotes from this talk, aka, a summary:

'One common misconception is that depression is just being sad when something in your life goes wrong. But that's sadness, that's a natural human emotion. Real depression isn't being sad when something in your life goes wrong. Real depression is being sad when everything in your life is going right.'

'Depression isn't chicken pox, you don't beat it once and it's gone forever. It's something you live with. It's something you live in. It's the roommate you can't kick out, the voice you can't ignore, it's the feelings you can't seem to escape.'

'Unfortunately we live in a world where if you break your arm, everyone runs over to sign your cast. But if you tell people you're depressed, everyone runs the other way. That's the stigma. We are so, so, so accepting of any body part breaking down....other than our brains.'

'Depression is okay. If you're going through it know that you're okay. And know that you're sick. You're not weak. And it's an issue. Not an identity.'

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