Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.
J. K. Rowling
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If you seek the removal of freedoms from an opponent simply on the grounds that they have offended you, you have crossed a line to stand alongside tyrants who imprison, torture and kill on exactly the same justifications.
What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time, and I am quite proud that I got out of that.
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all-in which case, you fail by default.
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.
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At the root of this dilemma is the way we view mental health in this country. Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there should be no distraction.
In the medical community, you would never deny a diabetic his insulin ever. But for some reasons, when someone needs a serotonin inhibitor, they’re immediately crazy or something. And I don’t know, it’s a very interesting double standard that I often don’t have the ability to talk about but I certainly feel no shame about.
If today I can practice a sport, and move around 90% of the time without a cane, its because of the love and support of my producers, record labels and above all my audience who have always believed in me. Otherwise I wouldnt have made much more progress than I did in the hospital.
After the accident, I had to reconstruct myself completely. I was taught to see again and to hear with hearing aids. My body had to be completely reprogrammed. And music therapy was at the core of the healing process.
[on depression] This is a disorder that affects millions of people and I am on of them. There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help.
It’s not just people who can’t find a job, or can’t fit in in society that struggle with depression sometimes.
And every person can benefit from talking to somebody. I’m the most anti-medication person, but some people need medicine, and there was a time where I needed some too.
The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that’s making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it?
A lot of people undermine their own anxiety because they’re like nothing’s necessarily going wrong. It just happens and it’s just inside of you and that’s not something you should be ashamed of. It’s justified because it’s happening.