Can Life ever be Worth the Effort?

I've had moments of joy and laughter in my life, don't get me wrong. I've even made others laugh and cared for others. But I've never felt love in the 43 years I've been alive, nor true joy, and never come close to ecstasy. The bulk of my life has been filled with misery, disappointment, …

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The Struggle is REAL(ly in my head)

I'm dealing with what often seem to be insurmountable mental health issues lately. It seems every day I find fewer reasons to push forward and more reasons to give up. I'm realizing that my issues of depression likely have their source in much deeper and more troubling issues that have never been recognized or addressed. …

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Meaning, Purpose, Happiness, and Other Myths (Updated 12/22/2018)

I'm really in a dark place lately. My happiest days this year have been the two days I've attempted suicide. I can't work and even if I could the cost of living with my various ailments would be higher than my income. I've lost jobs because I can't find a mental health professional willing or …

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Who’s mad about the Tumblr policy change?

ladyshinga: “lol the only people mad about the tumblr announcement just want porn lol” Yeah, no. Tumblr blocked the tag “chronic pain” in this mess for no reason They’re flagging commonly used tags by queer people, sex educators, and artists who make their fucking LIVING on tumblr They’re gonna take down genuine sex workers because …

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The Question of Universal Healthcare

I am fully in support of universal healthcare, however, recent studies have been widely misinterpreted by the left as evidence that a bill proposed by Bernie Sanders (whom I also support) will lead to tremendous savings for the federal government. THIS IS NOT TRUE! Within our current socio-economic and healthcare structure his bill would not …

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Agnosticism and Divinity

Some days I find myself looking at the world around me with wonder. I greet everyone and everything I encounter with a sense of both awe and reverence. I see in even the hardships and difficulties I face a certain amount of beauty and purpose. The closest word I can find to describe this sensation …

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Sexual Objectification

Some of what I’m about to say will rub some people the wrong way. I do not intend to be insensitive or engage in any form of ‘victim blaming’. With all that has been going on in the media and politics with regard to sexual misconduct, though, I thought it might be appropriate to approach …

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