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[personal profile] maevele said something awesome here:
"With my depression, there aren't so many things that give me joy, and I should be able to celebrate the shit out of the things that do. If I hate just about everything in the world, let me love what I do love hard and unrestrainedly. And even when we're teenagers, and allegedly immature enough to get away with enthusiasm, we start getting pressured to act cool, so we temper that enthusiasm so goddamn early. I'm done with it. No great art ever was made by dampening your love of anything. No great life was lived by pretending you didn't give a shit."
I want to make a fucking manifesto of this. (*ponders how to reduce it to a logo-sized or t-shirt-sized slogan*)

re: Depression and love

Date: 11 Apr 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] betonica
Well, you almost get the full impact with just the last two sentences. They'd be long-ish for a logo or t-shirt, but not too much. Even the last sentence is pretty cool by itself. The whole thing, though - I agree, it's great.

Date: 11 Apr 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tiger_spot
"Love hard"? With optional subtitle-sized "No great life was lived by pretending you didn't give a shit."

That is an excellent manifesto.

Date: 11 Apr 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] snippy
What is the Latin for enthusiasm-attracted, like sapiosexual is for intelligence-attracted? :)

Date: 11 Apr 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
which reminds me of a lovely English word: perfervid (double plus it ends with vid!)

Date: 12 Apr 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] datagoddess
That is a rocking statement.

Date: 12 Apr 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] yifu
I'd wear that last sentence on a T-shirt.

Date: 11 Apr 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mac-arthur-park.livejournal.com
I would so buy one. Hell, a poster to put on my wall would do the trick, too.

Date: 11 Apr 2011 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kalmn.livejournal.com
last two lines, on a t-shirt.

Date: 11 Apr 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xiphias.livejournal.com
The pull quote I'd use for a button or T-shirt is "If I hate just about everything in the world, let me love what I do love hard and unrestrainedly."

Date: 12 Apr 2011 08:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] e4q.livejournal.com
there's nothing wrong with having something long on a t shirt.

as long as you don't mind people staring at you for ages while they read it.

Date: 12 Apr 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] autographedcat.livejournal.com
Amen.

Mind if I quote it as well?

Date: 13 Apr 2011 08:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bastette-joyce.livejournal.com
Yeah, I don't even feel like it's necessary to hate almost everything in the world to think that I should be able to love what I love, and to be as into what I love as I feel like being. Not to say that I haven't been that depressed, so that there's precious little to interest me. But there have been many times when I'm feeling pretty excited about a lot of stuff - but I keep thinking it's the wrong stuff. At least, I'm always wondering whether the amount of intense feeling I have for <obsession du jour> is inappropriate and somehow pathological. You know, misdirected "normal" feelings, where I don't seem able to direct my feelings toward "normal" targets, toward the appropriate things.

Well, I'm glad I just wrote that. Rereading it, I can see what a stupid idea it is. :) Why do I care whether my feelings are directed toward what some fictional person might say is the appropriate place for them?

Date: 13 Apr 2011 01:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] demonspawnmom.livejournal.com
Damn! That's a keeper!

Date: 15 Apr 2011 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prairierabbit.livejournal.com
"No great art ever was made by dampening your love of anything." I'd love that on a t-shirt, and on a tea mug. The whole thing is such a powerful reminder to focus on the pieces of life that excite us, even when they seem like a small part of the whole.

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