I have to hope, because otherwise, it’s too depressing. …I really do it just to not be ashamed of me, of my way of living. I want to look at the eyes of my children, and my grandchildren, and say that ’ I did all I could.’
I’ll say quote from an American TV show. It’s called Angel. There is a wonderful phrase there: ‘If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do.’
UNNAMED PROTESTOR against Russia’s anti-gay laws, interviewed by The Daily Show's Jason Jones, and who managed to take a quote from a late 90’s / early Aughts TV show to eloquently and sincerely sum up her pro-LGBTQ cause.
When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result. Psychotherapists actually help ‘rewrite’ that story and this process is as, if not more, effective than medication.
According to the psychologist Michele Crossley, depression frequently stems from an ‘incoherent story,’ an ‘inadequate narrative account of oneself,’ or ‘a life story gone awry.’ Psychotherapy helps unhappy people set their life stories straight; it literally gives them a story they can live with. And it works.