I hate to break it to you, but although devastation can lead to growth, it often doesn’t. The reality is that it often destroys lives. And the real calamity is that this happens precisely because we’ve replaced grieving with advice. With platitudes. With our absence.
“I find nothing more depressing than optimism.” – Paul Fussell
I am not beautiful. Chances are, neither are you. It’s okay.
It’s hot, which makes this writer grumpy. It doesn’t seem to make a lot of other people grumpy, which makes said writer even grumpier. The worst are the twee people fluttering around saying, “At least it’s not snow! It can never be too hot! Remember, winter will be here in a few months! Weeeee!” This writer would like to grind those people into a ground beef like texture and then feed to her never-satiated Dachshunds. Sadly, this is illegal. Also, she does not own a meat grinder.
Here is a refreshingly pessimistic story for you.
Bad news, everyone! It’s really hard to get over your shitty childhood!
Here is a jolly fun quiz that will test how messed up you are. The higher the score, the more likely you are to be addicted to alcohol, drugs, food, etc. Good times. (Your author’s score is an 8)
Quote of the day:
“Every so often, we all gaze into the abyss. It’s a depressing fact of life that eventually the clock expires; eventually the sand in the hourglass runs out. It’s the leaving behind of everything that matters to us that hurts the most.” –Ben Shapiro
Often, doing stuff sucks. So stop.