People criticizing TFIOS because Gus sounds pretentious???
that was the point???
like literally at his fake funeral his best friend talks about how fucking pretentious he is and how annoying it was???
It was one of his character flaws? He was deliberately written that way?
You’re not being clever or critical by pointing it out, you are literally stating a fact about the novel that the author deliberately wrote
(Source: gameofbooze, via obsessedwitheridanampora)
I’m really pissed by this. I do agree that people are often over diagnosed and over medicated (especially with kids), but you can’t compare daydreaming to ADHD or hormones to BPD and being a loner is absolutely not the same thing as being depressed. Those things are nothing alike, mental illness is incredibly serious and is often life threatening to the person. Instead of downplaying mental illness creating shame around needing medication to help you live your life we should be trying to make these things more available to people who need them. If someone had a broken leg you wouldn’t tell them it’s just a sore muscle and that they just need to stretch it, stop thinking about it, and move on with their life. So why are we doing this to people with mental illness? It’s not just something you can put to the back of your mind and continue to live your life normally and function like someone without mental illness. End mental illness stigma.