“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.”—Neil Gaiman (via psych-facts)
“Date someone who meets you half way. Date someone who brings you a glass a water when they get themselves one. Date someone who makes sure you don’t spend money on ridiculous things. Date someone your ex hates and your mom loves. Date someone who’d rather spend a Friday night watching movies, than out with 50 people they barley even talk to. Date someone who sleeps on your chest and leaves a little puddle of drool. Don’t date someone who makes you leave oceans of tears.”—At the end of the day it’s the little things. (via offtheocean)
Have you ever just looked at someone and thought, “I really love you”. They’re just talking or humming or watching a movie or reading a book or laughing or something, and there’s something about them in that moment—their body is alive, there’s a light in their eyes, something—that makes you think, “I just really love you.”
Today I was asked how I thought someone like Robin Williams could be depressed when they had so much and were so loved.
I tried to explain to them that depression doesn’t work like that. In fact, the more you yourself feel like you shouldn’t be depressed, the more depressing it is. There is a crushing feeling that no matter what you do, no matter what you achieve, no matter what you have, who you’re with, there is nothing you can do to be happy. It’s incredibly scary to feel so hopeless.
Remember that depression is an illness and a struggle and it hurts so much because it doesn’t make sense.