“But trying to use willpower to overcome the apathetic sort of sadness that accompanies depression is like a person with no arms trying to punch themselves until their hands grow back.  A fundamental component of the plan is missing and it isn’t going to work.”

Both the cartoon and quote are taken from the terrifyingly brilliant piece “Adventures in Depression” over at Hyperbole and a Half, ht BM & MS. It’ll have you in stitches and tears, maybe even simultaneously.