“…trying to use willpower to overcome the apathetic sort of sadness that accompanies depression is like a person with no arms trying to punch themselves until their hands grow back. A fundamental component of the plan is missing and it isn’t going to work. “
~Hyperbole & A Half, “Adventures In Depression“
My favorite part is the curled up little arms.
(click image for source, but it’s the same place linked to by the quote & this post)
If you’ve been reading a while, you know I used Hyperbole & A Half’s Sneaky Hate Spiral a while ago. Here is another one!
This is her latest one. She is apparently working on a book, so hasn’t done a lot with the blog. It is about being depressed, & I, along with other friends who have experienced Depression, agree it is one of the most apt representation of what it is like to be depressed.
Sounds just like me, except I never got the bullet proof feeling from being empty & emotionless. I just got to be an empty dried up shell of a person who couldn’t even cry properly when my mother died. *le sigh*
Oh well, here is (another) link to the post: