September 15, 2011

If You’re Going to Get Any Joy out of being Depressed.

“This is my Depressed Stance.” ~ Charlie Brown

Wanna get really blue, sad, depressed…and stay that way? Me, too, sometimes. It’s easy to get sad, as if you’re standing beneath a rain cloud—and it’s even easier to stay there.

Conversely, though, you know, when we want to cheer up—that’s easy, too.



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