Did you know that:
- Approximately 2.6 percent of American adults−6.1 million people−live with bipolar disorder
- Mood disorders such as depression are the third most common cause of hospitalization in the U.S. for both youth and adults ages 18 to 44
- About 9.2 million adults have co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders
- Although military members comprise less than 1 percent of the U.S. population, veterans represent 20 percent of suicides nationally. Each day, about 18 veterans die from suicide (x)
Mental illnesses are still highly stigmatized. Whether you chose to share your story or just offer to listen and help another, spread the word. We are people too and we deserve to be heard.
when you’re younger, being smart and being able to pass classes easily without studying is not a good thing
because then when you hit a point where you do have to study for classes, you have no idea how to study
And then you end up sitting staring at your book for 2 hours thinking to yourself: Maybe if I sleep on it some sort of book osmosis will occur and I’ll absorb the information from my book into my mind
And then you cry.
and curse, and feel stupid
How I love the Norwegian Royal Family, let me count the ways.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra read at the outdoor church service to mark her mothers 40th birthday. Crown Princess Mette-Marit walked her up and was just so proud of her. Crown Prince Haakon adjusted the microphone. Marius didnt want none of that lovey-dovey stuff going on in his lap. And Sverre Magnus at the end jumping up to applaud his sister.
What Ingrid-Alexandra read:
Lord, make me
channel of your peace!
Let me bring love
where hatred reigns.
Let me bring pardon
Let me create consensus
where controversy reigns.
Let me bring faith
where doubt reigns.
Let me bring truth
where error reigns.
Let me bring light
where darkness broods.
Let me bring joy
where sorrow and burden reigns!
Oh Master! Let me not so much seek
to be consoled as to console.
Not so much
to be understood as to understand.
Not so much
to be loved as to love!
For it is through
that one and that one gets.
It is by forgetting self
that one finds oneself.
It is by forgiving others
that they themselves will be forgiven!
It is by dying that one occurs to eternal life!
You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy gets created in the universe, and none is destroyed. You want your mother to know that all your energy, every vibration, every Btu of heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains with her in this world. You want the physicist to tell your weeping father that amid energies of the cosmos, you gave as good as you got.
And at one point you’d hope that the physicist would step down from the pulpit and walk to your brokenhearted spouse there in the pew and tell him that all the photons that ever bounced off your face, all the particles whose paths were interrupted by your smile, by the touch of your hair, hundreds of trillions of particles, have raced off like children, their ways forever changed by you. And as your widow rocks in the arms of a loving family, may the physicist let her know that all the photons that bounced from you were gathered in the particle detectors that are her eyes, that those photons created within her constellations of electromagnetically charged neurons whose energy will go on forever.
And the physicist will remind the congregation of how much of all our energy is given off as heat. There may be a few fanning themselves with their programs as he says it. And he will tell them that the warmth that flowed through you in life is still here, still part of all that we are, even as we who mourn continue the heat of our own lives.
And you’ll want the physicist to explain to those who loved you that they need not have faith; indeed, they should not have faith. Let them know that they can measure, that scientists have measured precisely the conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable and consistent across space and time. You can hope your family will examine the evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that they’ll be comforted to know your energy’s still around. According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you’re just less orderly. Amen.
Aaron Freeman “You Want A Physicist To Speak at your Funeral (via enflurane)
This reminds me of one of my favorite moments from Third Rock from the Sun, when Dick gives a eulogy for a fellow physicist:
“How can we honor the memory of a man like Leonard Hanlon? Well, he was governed by the laws of physics, as are all living things. It is a scientific fact that hearts and clocks slow down as they approach the speed of light, the point at which matter is converted into energy.
(( Is it bad that I cried?
I really needed this.
Thank you, quiet place. ))
I still have the tab open.
I really needed this. T__T <3
Oh god. <3 Going here everyday.
EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON THIS PLANET NEEDS TO CLICK THIS
At first I thought it was an error, but then I got it and it’s like fucking epic. 8D
oh my god<3.
I think I’m just gonna leave this open in a tab cuz it’s really pretty…
THIS IS MY HOMEPAGE NOW
THAT WAS FUCKING AMAZING.
This really made my day.
This is was so….wow.
reblogging this again.
do it. Every once in a while we all need this.
forever reblog in case some followers haven’t seen it :)
Saving this page :D
Do you remember this picture?
god bless that ladyy
Then I reblogged and clicked the picture:
That lady deserves a medal.
god bless you miss <3