“”The graduation speeches would always say, ‘As we go into the real world…’ and then as I went to visit my friends in college when I wasn’t at college it was like, ‘How real is this?’ This is an 8’x8’ white painted brick room, your parents are paying for, you have their credit card for ‘emergencies.’ How real is that?”—John Mayer (via outsideintheunderground)
“You are constantly told in depression that your judgment is compromised, but a part of depression is that it touches cognition. That you are having a breakdown does not mean that your life isn’t a mess. If there are issues you have successfully skirted or avoided for years, they come cropping back up and stare you full in the face, and one aspect of depression is a deep knowledge that the comforting doctors who assure you that your judgment is bad are wrong. You are in touch with the real terribleness of your life. You can accept rationally that later, after the medication sets in, you will be better able to deal with the terribleness, but you will not be free of it. When you are depressed, the past and future are absorbed entirely by the present moment, as in the world of a three-year-old. You cannot remember a time when you felt better, at least not clearly; and you certainly cannot imagine a future time when you will feel better.”—Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression (via psychotherapy)
I have homework I should work on, but I really don’t want to do it… (even though it is super easy and will only take me like 30 mins, maybe an hour) So instead, I think I’ll just put it off until the last minute when I’ll have tons of other work to do at the same time and I’ll be totally stressed out.