|—||Galileo Galilei (via hqlines)|
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.
What kind of noise is that supposed to be, Luna?
This is 100% worth sharing again. It’s one of my favorite videos of all time.
Here’s a “headcanon” for you: people with these disorders are people, and you can’t popularize or romanticize their struggles like a magazine article. You can’t create characters, summarize plotlines, and add tags like the scars on the wrists of someone who is suffering. You cannot add “Bipolar Disorder” or “PTSD” or “Trust Issues” to a list of traits and fetishize or romanticize or glorify the things that swirl around in someone’s head like vomit in a toilet bowl. You don’t get to step into the role, to step out of it later because it’s “too tough to write about” - how about you try being the person with this disorder. “It’s just a story,” you tell us, but do you write about Schizophrenia? “No because I don’t have it and don’t understand it,” you might say. How about Avoidant Personality Disorder? What about Body Dysmorphic Disorder? In these cases, you might shrug and say either “I’ve never heard of them” or “I don’t understand them, and (insert other disorder here) is easier to write about” and that’s where the issue lies. One disorder is not “easier” over another. You do not get to pick and choose disorders. It’s not a candy story. For every glamorization of mental illness, there is someone who is legitimately suffering from this: at home, in a hospital, in a psych ward, in a therapist’s office, in a psychiatrists office, in a group for people suffering - I could go on and on. Mental illness is an acid, and it eats away at everything positive, so I still don’t understand why there is such a massive amount of glamorization of this shit. You want it so bad? Take my disorders, write about them, and tell me how easy they are. Tell me how it makes boys love you, or makes your friends like you more, or how it makes you gain friends, or that your parents will treat you “better”. It’s a facade. You are the same you, but people are more scared, cautious, nervous, to set you off, to hurt you, to damage you further. Disorders are not something you can hashtag. It’s not a place where you can exaggerate your temporary feelings by labeling them with illnesses that are a serious issue and shouldn’t be taken lightly. I am depressed, and it is not glamorous, that I can assure you.
|—||Mental illness is not a headcanon, glamorous, and certainly not a quirk. (via existinginreverse)|