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Did you get the idea that life doesn't have any value?


#1

Because I’m sure I did. It’s a lost feeling.


#2

I feel like my purpose in life is to be dog food. It’s the idea that I’m not all here or I’d think more of myself.


#3

“I am by nature a person who has the fundamental feeling that existence is extremely odd. Other people apparently think that existence is quite even–that is to say, ordinary–and not to be questioned, but I have always had in the bottom of my heart the sense that it is very strange indeed that I am here at all. The feeling of “I” gives me what I can only describe as a funny feeling, and I do not take it for granted. This feeling is not something that I can just toss off, and then go on with my everyday business–and yet the curious paradox of this is that, at the same time, I do not take it seriously. On one hand I have the feeling that to be alive, to participate in this universe, is so wonderful I simply don’t know what to say about it, but on the other I can’t identify myself with any of the parts or the social roles that people play”

And he goes on. I just read this in a book 10 minutes ago. It’s exactly how I feel.


#4

I can get down on myself, but not like you. There are things about myself I really hate, but I don’t think my life is worthless. Every life has some form of value, if it’s only to say “hi” cheerfully to someone.


#5

sometimes I wish I wasn’t alive, but reading this made me more thankful to be alive that someone can relate to me in every other sense and still be thankful for life


#6

Who wrote your quote and in what book?


#7

Alan Watts

Still the mind: An Introduction to Meditation

I’d highly recommend it for anyone with SZ or anyone period.


#8

when you tell a child lifes not fair it breaks their spirit.