"Your kids have left and gone on to lives of their own..." a dog yelps while his owner runs away.
Tags:dog, dogs, canine, canines, man's best friend, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, talking dog, talking dogs, talking pet, talking pets, talking animal, talking animals, animal, animals, dog owner, dog owners, mid life crisis, rough patch, tough times, hard times, despair, depressed, depression, anxiety, rubbing it in, rub some dirt in it, rub it in, make it worse, giving up, failed marriage, failed marriages, divorce, divorced, lonely
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Tags:ozymandias, percy bysshe shelley, poet, poets, famous poet, famous poets, english poet, english poets, literature, poetry, poem, poems, sonnet, sonnets, ramesses ii, rameses ii, ramses ii, the great, pharaoh, pharaohs, king, kings, egypt, egpytian, ancient, history, historical, building, buildings, construction, roadwork, roadworks, manhole, manholes, mighty, despair, work, works, work in progress, barrier, barriers, mental health, english major, english majors, crazy, hallucinating, hallucination, hallucinations
"If, indeed, there is a reason for all this, than that's so much worse."
Tags:philosophy, philosophical, philosopher, worse, worsen, sad, sadden, meaning, meanings, meaning of life, reason, reasons, discuss, discussing, despair, despairing, nihilist, nihilism, pointless, point, the point, pointlessness, significant, significance, pessimist, pessimistic, pessimism, pessimists, kierkegaard, nietzsche, wittgenstein
"You can't blame everything on the bossa nova."
Tags:lazy, laziness, slump, mess, messy, untidy, untidiness, blame, blames, blaming, responsibility, responsible, responsibilities, bossa nova, drunk, drink, drinking, alcohol, alcoholic, despair, despairing, wives, wife, spouse, spouses, husband, husbands, couple, couples, relationship, relationships, marriage, marriages, blame it on the bossa nova
"How's your book coming?"
Tags:writing, writers, writers block, writer's block, author, authors, self judge, self judgement, despair, despairing, stuck, bbq, barbecue, barbecuing, novelist, novelists, novel writer, novel writers, failed writer, failed writers, creative, creatives, creative slowdown, artists block, drawing a blank, writing, frustrated, frustration
A therapist joins his patient on the couch.
"He's done it all. There's nothing left to draw."
Tags:draw, drawing, draws, artist, artists, complain, complaining, despair, despairing, cave painting, painting, caveman, primitive, nothing changes, cavemen, cave man, cave men, cave drawing, cave, complaints, original, creativity, creativeness, create, static, unchanged, similar, relatable, prehistoric
Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here (If you have already abandoned all hope please disregard this notice.)
The Origins of Everything
Tags:science, scientist, scientists, physics, physicist, physicists, cooking, cooked, doughnut theory, donut theory, souffle, souffles, cook, faux pas, big bang, universe, string theory, cosmology, cosmologist, cosmologists, origin, big bangs, big bang theory, theory, theories, sciences, teacher, teachers, taught, theatre, theater, despair, eternal, existential
"Everybody else's problems are better than mine."
The United States of Amazement
Tags:amazement, amazed, amazing, us, usa, united states, united states of america, emotion, emotions, mixed emotions, confusion, confused, despairing, despair, divided america, divisive, modern life, modern politics, disbelief, astonishment, astonished, bewilderment, bewildered, incredulity, incredulous, synonyms
Pure unfiltered escapism vs abject despair
Tags:book, books, novel, novels, library, libraries, public library, public libraries, highbrow, lowbrow, escapism, escapist, trashy novel, trashy novels, easy reading, easy reading novels, difficult novels, despair, despairing, abject despair, choice, choices, polar opposites, extremes, two extremes