Five Star's 294th Great Blog Roundup Is Brought to You By Patricia Hill Collins
This week's Five Star roundup is brought to you by the truth about depression, a most terrifying twist on a familiar story, the importance of investing in oneself, a last straw, recognizing how multi-faceted we really all are, and Patricia Hill Collins:
Happy Tuesday, and happy reading!
Depression is not about something. Cut the preposition. This’ll help you understand and empathize with the folks struck with this illness.
Draw me something that will eat a sheep, he said suddenly. I want you to draw me something that can eat anything.
I drew him my hunger and my thirst. It had long teeth, and a long throat.
Every time I buy something that doesn’t make our lives easier or make one of us experience a lasting sense of pleasure or contentment, I’m really wasting and socking away fuel for future resentment.
So there I sat with my minivan backed up tight against a birch tree, no back window and a new dent. My neck hurt. I cried. I just started to cry right away because it was time and this was the straw. No more waiting to schedule the nervous breakdown, no more putting off the feelings.
Telling others to "find your tribe" — as if we each have only one tribe that becomes our identity — is bad advice. It is simplistic. It breeds isolation and zealotry. It's better to say, "Find Your TRIBES (in the plural)."
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