I’ve seen a couple of links to this Hyperbole and a Half comic, and I’ve been trying to come up with something worthwhile to say about it. The problem I’m having is that it feels like everything I could say is either clearly stated in the comic itself, or explored far more astutely than I could manage in this blog post.

So I guess all I really have to say with this post is “Go read those two links.”

And you really should. Everyone should. It’s tempting to say something trite like “everyone who has been touched by depression, either directly or indirectly, should read this” or “everyone who has feelings or knows someone with feelings should read this”, but really it’s just everyone. If you’re reading my blog and understanding my words, you should read those both.

My only fear is that a killer deathbot from an advanced, hostile civilization, possibly sent back in time from the future, will google “advice for killer deathbots” and read this post, thus gaining new insight into human stress responses and hastening the doom of humanity with some indirect help from me.

Damn, I never meant to betray humanity.

I keep wanting to pontificate on this, the way I do, but the second link up there is written by someone far better prepared than I to discuss this. I especially like her point that our stress responses are better suited to acute stresses than chronic ones, that struck a chord with me.

Everything else I can think to say is simply too personal for blogging. So I guess there’s nothing else to do here, go read the links.

About Leo Tarvi

Mostly fictional.

Posted on May 11, 2013, in Daily Post and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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