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Reblogged from davidmichaelbennett  266 notes
David, this is kinda of a weird question but, if you are feeling down about one part of your life but really super awesome about the rest of it how do you fight the urge to want to just give up and cry? I feel alone at times, like I need a pick me up but I never see the light. Have you ever gone through this? If so, how did you find your way again?

davidmichaelbennett:

Every second of everyday for me.

Make no mistake, happiness is a choice…

But there are medical reasons why some people would have a harder time being happy consistently.

It’s not about your life or status or any of those things. People who have it terrible can be happy, and the same is true the opposite way with people who “have it good”.

Just know that the longer you are depressed, things get damaged in your brain….medical things that help you be happy. You want those things in your brain.

Some of us are also born with medical crap that puts us in worse shape for “being happy”, so it’s easy to see how some people can just be depressed all the time.

I’d be lying if I said I’ve never gotten flak about being too depressing or gloomy before….I have been.
It’s definitely a struggle to “see the good” for me.

Some of it is self-induced and we are creatures of habit….

But just know that it’s a multitude of things that cause any of us to be unhappy…

So just because some of us might be predisposed to being unhappy more than others, that doesn’t mean we have to shoot ourselves in the foot more by falling into bad habits.

Smile more.

It tricks your brain into being happy.
No joke.

Start there and then try and make conscious decisions about being happy.

Don’t make excuses for being unhappy, because everyone has millions of reasons to be unhappy….sure some people more than others….but even in the worse times, being happy is not impossible.

People gravitate towards happy people too, and it’s infectious. So approach situations positively….accept any mistakes you may have done aswell as what might be unchangeable by you specifically….then be happy for the reasons that make you happy.

My girlfriend Gabi makes me happy, and my small amount of time with her each week definitely makes my life that much better and gives me the positive energy I need to get through another week.

Some other ways to get happier….

Make sure you are well nourished and not hungry all the time. Eat healthier foods. Working too hard and not eating always puts me in a bad mood and changes my outlook on everything.

Get your blood flowing early in the day.
Take a walk or a hike, get your whole body moving. Your body and mind are one and when you prepare it for a day by activating it, it’ll respond much better to what you throw at it.

Laugh.
Just laugh at things. Laugh at things that scare you, upset you, or make you uncomfortable. Realize the ridiculousness of it all and know that there is humor even in the worst of situations. Don’t take everything too seriously….that’s a lot of pressure on your mind.
Find the balance between being slightly anxious and relaxed, your mind and body will perform better than being too anxious and worried or too relaxed mentally.

That’s all I’ve got.

I am sure plenty of people envy people who’s happiness comes naturally…but let’s face it…
There’s probably a bigger majority of unhappy people in the world, or at least and equal amount.

Modern society, preservatives and chemicals in foods, and poor upbringings have hindered a lot of us, but in the end, choosing and making efforts to be happy is way better than giving up.

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Do you take medications to help with your depression? Or what's your stance on medications? I've been taking stuff for a while now, and it helps me most of the time (It was prescribed to me by a doctor of course) but many people look down on me, sometimes throwing out names like "popper". I apologize if this is too personal. If so, feel free to just ignore it.

davidmichaelbennett:

I don’t take any medication.

That’s just my personal choice.

I’ve taken medication for potentially life threatening stuff like….bronchitis and whatnot, but nothing else.

Heck, I don’t even take aspirin.

None of us want to feel less than the rest of society due to genetics or whatnot or any developed medical issues….

While I do understand that some people require medication to live and/or function in society, I feel that I am functioning just fine.

The way I see it…
There are tons of people in the world who “could” be on medication, but with so many people with issues…when does it become “normal” to take a pill?
I think that’s up to an individual most of the time.

I’ve seen first hand when someone who requires medication to function in society doesn’t, and it was not pretty.

Based on that alone I should be an advocate for it all…

But I dunno…
I still feel that the human brain can stretch farther than we think it can to overcome certain things….
However, that limit is different for each issue and it’s also ridiculous to think some mental health issues could be cured purely with an individuals will alone.

But I like to think the majority could be…

Maybe I am unrealistic.

I don’t think being depressed is “something wrong”.

I think being depressed is a side effect of a multitude of things that are out of an individual’s control, along with things that are in an individual’s control.

Everyone is capable of being depressed…and for most of us….even when we are depressed it doesn’t last too long.
Depressions is a bit different than being sad or “down on yourself” but they can all go hand in hand.

Anywho, you do what you feel you need to do to live the best possible life for yourself.

Some people will swear to you that you need to do something specifically though.

While advice is always nice…some people just don’t understand due to not ever being in another person’s shoes.

It can be hard and almost impossible to convey things like this to other people… Because solutions to these things seem so obvious or easy to outsiders.
…and they are I suppose.
But at the same time they are not.

For me….my low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression stems from my pretty crappy upbringing through parents and school.

I personally feel I’ve made leaps and bounds….but people have still given me flak about not being able to “get over the past”. That’s not really what it’s about when growing up. I have a long list of terrible shit that most people would find hard to get over…
While “getting over the past” is a solution sometimes…sometimes what you know based on your upbringing is what you know and come to expect from the world. Our brains like to keep us safe….simple as that….so it creates flags for us for our future.

But willpower can cure all of that right?

Probably not…

I’ll let you know when I am in my old age and can reflect on my entire life. :P

danisnotonfire:

OKAY FOR SOME REASON JOHN BARROWMAN WAS ON MY PLANE DRESSED AS AN AIR HOSTESS GIVING OUT ICE LOLLIES AND I WAS LIKE WTF AND SAID ‘this is now the best day of my life’ AND HE SAID ‘bet you didn’t think Captain Jack Harkness would be giving you something to suck on’ THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED WHY

Considering the man groped my ass at a book signing…and then signed the book with Nice Ass!…this does not surprise me one bit…

danisnotonfire:

OKAY FOR SOME REASON JOHN BARROWMAN WAS ON MY PLANE DRESSED AS AN AIR HOSTESS GIVING OUT ICE LOLLIES AND I WAS LIKE WTF AND SAID ‘this is now the best day of my life’ AND HE SAID ‘bet you didn’t think Captain Jack Harkness would be giving you something to suck on’ THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED WHY

Considering the man groped my ass at a book signing…and then signed the book with Nice Ass!…this does not surprise me one bit…

walkthepathbyday:

"There are three things you must ask yourself before you say anything…"

Nobody follows this rule.

THESE RULES! FOLLOW THEM OR KEEP YOUR MOUTH FUCKING SHUT!

Yes it needed said, this is the internet.

It needed to be said my me because this is my Tumblr.

It needed to be said now because the last comment says no one follows these rules and people should.

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    Racism is horrible!

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    yeah! it is!

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    POC are mistreated!

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    yeah! it's so horrible!

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    White people are horrible!

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    YEA- wait.....

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    I HATE WHITE PEOPLE

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    wait what

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    THEY ALL SUCK

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    i.......uh..

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    Women are important.

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    oh! yes! they are!

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    no matter what shape size or color!

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    yeah! youre all wonderful and great!

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    men are pigs!

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    wait.......

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    WE SHOULD TREAT THEM ALL LIKE IDIOTS

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    but-

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    THEYRE ALL THE SAME.

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    but wait-

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    Trans people are mistreated....

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    yeah...they are....

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    its sick how people hurt them

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    that is sick. There's nothing wrong with trans people.

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    Cis people are all horrible killers

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    but...but they're-

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    fucking cis scum

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    you know....i dont feel comfortable with this

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    what do you mean

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    well you're kind of bullying people-

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    ITS NOT BULLYING

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    but-

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    WE HAVE TO BE OPRESSED EVERY DAY. SO WE'RE ALLOWED TO CALL YOU NAMES

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    i dont think that's how that works-

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    OOOOOOH YOU POOR OPRESSED WHITE CIS PERSON! YOU HAVE IT SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BAD!

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    thats not what i meant-

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    DID WE HURT YOUR POOR LITTLE BABY FEELINGS

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    you're insulting-

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    YOU DONT GET AN OPINION

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    by the way we love everybody! never bully! no hate! loving community! :)

Yup, Marvel sure is making a movie about a raccoon with a machine gun before DC can wrap its head around a solo Wonder Woman movie.

I agree this is silly…

Marvel is also making a movie about a raccoon with a machine gun before making any other female-led superhero movie

If you think all Guardians of the Galaxy is, is a movie about a Racoon with a machine gun, shut up and do your homework first…because obviously you have no idea what Guardians of the Galaxy is…

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popsugartech:

sagansense:

“A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time ― proof that humans can work magic.”
Carl Sagan

Pledge to the printed page.

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samwichcha7:

spyke1985:

asexyrainbow:

castiel-in-a-sherlocked-tardis:

THIS IS AMAZING

I’m about five of these listed above. I’m not sure if that makes me extra weird.

This post. Forget all the posts that try to lift your self esteem or show fluffy kittens because they supposedly will make you happy. THIS POST has made me happier than any other post that was meant to make me happy ever has.

eight apply to me omg