Everything has a depressing side—you’ve just gotta look for it!
By Richard Dick, Senior Columnist
Self-help books, gurus, and “life guides” will all indoctrinate you into believing that a positive outlook on life is essential. I am here to naysay all of those tutti-fruity positive psychology pushing nerds and encourage you to live your life like the true emo punk you are. As the famous old adage goes, “Life sucks, and then you die.” Here are a few totally emo perspectives on some of the “positives” in life.
Life is just as utterly ephemeral as this sweet treat.
Ever wonder why puppies are so cute and happy? It’s because they’re compensating for their existential dread. Just look deep into the eyes of a puppy—totally empty.
Slowly working to kill you. (Wear sunscreen, kids.)
An optical illusion, just like all other forms of joy in life.
A mortal trapped in the fleshy and weak prison it lives within—incapable of communication. Just screams—LOTS of screams. It also sits in its own poopoo.
Break-up or die—and those are your only options.
Reverse cowboy will break your dick.
Where else are you supposed to go from there?