Ryan Phillippe humble bragged about suffering from depression. The Phil doesn’t quite grasp the medical consensus that depression isn’t really a choice as much as a ploy to seem like Johnny Depp:
“Depression has been a huge obstacle for me ever since I was a child. As you get older I think it decreases some, but I’m just innately kind of a sad person. I’m empathetic, and I take on the feelings of others and transpose myself into the position of others.”
This could be why all your movies are ill received. Maybe you’re just a downer. Phillippe went on to equate his molly hangover with his omnipotent intellect:
“If it was a choice between being this way or being completely ignorant I’d prefer to suffer through the sadness than to be a complete moron with no feelings.”
You can be stupid and depressed. You can be a certified genius and take pleasure in frozen yogurt. You can also be a mediocre blowhard. If I spoke this nonsense I’d up my depression status from Trendy to Clinical. Growing up sucks.
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