Eeyore and Depression!
I saw this quote on Facebook on George Takei's page: "One awesome thing about Eeyore is that even though he is basically clinically depressed, he still gets invited to participate in adventures and shenanigans with all of his friends And they never expect him to pretend to feel happy, they just love him anyway, and they never leave him behind or ask him to change."
Love that! For all of those who deal with depression, pass this quote along to YOUR friends! Maybe they will take the hint!
Depression can be hard to cope with, but it isn't who you are and it doesn't have to take over your lives or rob you of friendships and community.
8/12/2014 08:53:10 am
Thank you so much for this. My oldest daughter quoted Randy Pausch asking, "are you a Tigger or and Eyore?" I KNOW I'm the latter. Thank you for this website affirming Eyores have value, too.
1/6/2016 08:40:26 am
I don't think Eeyore is clinically depressed. It might be thought an easy example, but Eeyore has things going wrong in his life and actually handles it all quite well. Eeyore's house needs to be rebuilt repeatedly, because it keeps falling down, so he rebuilds it. A rain cloud follows Eeyore around almost everywhere he goes, but he continues looking for thistles to eat, his favorite food. Eeyore keeps working at life, and he always says hi to the other animals.
10/25/2018 03:03:19 pm
Actually it can apply, i have severe mental illness... depression and anxiety is intense. But if i push myself to do the things you listed of eeyore. I feel better and my friends do too. :)
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