Depression & Perfectionism: Failure is not an Option

Human beings make mistakes. It is a part of life, as much as we may hate it.

One of the harder aspects of depression (at least from my perspective) is perfectionism. In a nutshell, it is the ultimate desire to be perfect and the toll it takes to reach a goal that is forever unreachable. In my case (and I suspect in many others who suffer from mental illness), the unrealistic expectations create a negative emotional spiral, regardless of whether a mistake has actually happened.

It feels like failure is not an option and will never be an option. The only way to be is perfect, knowing full well that perfection is impossible. When a mistake is imagined, it could easily trigger an anxiety attack. When a mistake is real, it feels nothing short of life shattering. It’s as if we are unworthy of all the good things that life offers, unless we are perfect.

Perfect is one of the songs on Alanis Morissette’s ground breaking 1995 album, Jagged Little Pill. I can’t think of a better way to sum up the disease that is perfectionism.


New Randy Rainbow Video-A SPOONFUL OF CLOROX – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody

As Covid-19 continues its path of destruction across the country and across the world, some have become desperate in seeking a magic pill that would stop the disease in it’s tracks.

That includes you know who. He is not a doctor, nor is he a scientist. But yet, he continues to peddle various forms of snake oil as a cure.

His first recommendation was hydroxychloroquine. When that proved to be false, his next (and most recent) recommendation was ingesting (either orally or via injection) Lysol or another household cleaning disinfectant. The facial expression of Dr. Deborah Birx when this comment was made says it all.

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Randy Rainbow released his new video this morning. Entitled “A SPOONFUL OF CLOROX – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody“, the song is based on A Spoonful of Sugar from the 1964 movie Mary Poppins.

In times of crisis, a wise leader relies on more than their knowledge or experience. They rely on the expertise of others, especially those who are knowledgeable in that particular field.

But you know who is not known for being wise.

Add it to the list of reasons for kicking him out of the White House in November.

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