And the rest of us are not treated like human beings. Period.(x)
A journal of self discovery as I grow and learn from my baby girl, Alexa.
In no particular order and of no great importance
A Computer Scientist
A Math Instructor
Naïve & Inexperienced
Highly Corruptible &
So what you’re really saying about Israel is that it’s the rook protecting the king, the United States/West from harm and blame, and the Palestinians are being exploited for the sake of continuing instability in the middle east to ensure western dominance. Or am I misunderstanding something?
The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames.
DFW on depression and suicide (via peterwknox)
A number of people are posting on Facebook and Twitter that if only he knew how loved he was, he never would have taken his life. A video from his film World’s Greatest Dad in which he describes suicide as a permanent solution to a temporary problem has been making the rounds, captioned with the likes of “he should have taken his own advice.” If only… If only…
But depression doesn’t work that way. It doesn’t work in any way that’s comforting or reassuring or filled with lessons.
I’m reminded of my dear friend Fiona’s wisdom in the face of her brother’s (my ex-boyfriend’s) suicide. She described his depression as ”a debilitation, mentally. It blocks off certain parts of the person’s vision.”
"One thing I’ve found in coping with this, is that I’m amazed at how my mind doesn’t allow me to be overwhelmed by everything at once," says Fiona. "So when I think about Cian, I think about different aspects of it. My mind finds a way to strategise it, I suppose, in order to get around that. That’s a survival mechanism. Depression, I think, is almost the opposite of that, because you are overwhelmed by all of the negative thoughts."
If you think about it as losing the ability to strategize around and through overwhelming emotions, you understand that a person can know that he is loved, and kill himself anyway.(via noraleah)
"My best day had to be the day after I wrapped Guardians of the Galaxy. I was very homesick and coming home to my wife, and my home, and to my son, who was at the time 13 months old. My wife told me there’s a chance he won’t recognize you—but that’s okay that happens all the time. He doesn’t know, he might be a little shy…"
The recipe for the infamous almond macadamia milk at LA’s Go Get ‘Em Tiger. They say it’s the ideal nut milk for iced coffee. (Though I love me some local cow milk and, as one of the apparently few adults in America with zero food intolerances, I will continue to do my part to support the industry. Same goes for you, Big Gluten.)
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I’m horrified by Israel’s actions. I’m culturally Jewish, but I identify as an atheist, study Arabic literature at university, and can’t support Zionism. I’m surrounded by people who think I’m a “bad Jew” if/when I criticize Israel. What’s the politest way to tell them to fuck off?