>>61856521 Never thought I'd care about death, I didn't care about not existing before I was born, so why should I care about not existing after. But hearing it from a first person experience of all he's leaving behind makes me terrified.
>>61858561 >how I can create a lasting image of myself. thats nothing to worry about, because eventually everyone in the world will be forgotten, no matter how iconic they were or what their accomplishments were.
>>61859120 True enough. It was more just a response to the fact I admired how Bowie handled his death compared to most people. And it made me wonder if I could do something like that if I knew my time was up.
>>61857947 I have an appointment with a psychiatrist for medically induced anxiety stemming from a chronic health issue of mine. What are they likely to prescribe? I think about death every waking moment.
>>61860771 First of all, if this "psychiatrist" peddles vitamins from his practice, get out, and tell the doctor to go fuck himself and that he's a quack before you leave. Second, they'll probably try you out on Prozac or Lexapro, and they'll probably give you something for long-term anxiety, like amitriptyline or hydroxyzine, so you can sleep at night.
>>61860812 >>61860791 This worries me though. I don't want to be reliant on drugs for the rest of my life. Though I've never been on anything, anxiety feels like a leaky life boat. I put one foot over a leak and think I've solved my anxiety problem and another cause rears its ugly head. My therapist said I have GAD?
>>61861003 Yes, you probably do. It's okay though, psychiatric medications are rather light drugs in terms of effects. You have to take them for a week or two before you start to feel it. They don't make you feel 'drugged'. You feel the same as you always felt, just better, in a good way. Sometimes you might have trouble getting it up, but not usually. When you find the right medication, and you will probably need to try different ones, the sick, anxious feelings will melt away. It's a good feeling when you find something that really works for you.
>>61861074 Thanks anon. Going back to my lifeboat analogy, I feel fine right now because my medical condition is under control. I always end up "feeling better" without seeing someone or taking drugs, but the anxiety always return in some way or another. It's always been like that. Will they prescribe me drugs even if I'm not overly anxious at the moment?
>>61861147 The point is prevention, so you don't have anxiety attacks or similar episodes anymore. I haven't had an anxiety attack since I started my meds, which was about a week ago. I feel so much better, and I even have dreams again, or at least I can remember them again. If dreamless, restless sleep has been an issue, ask for something to take before bed too. Good sleep is the most important thing for your mental health. Restless sleep, that doesn't actually replenish your energy, is nasty for both depression and anxiety. Your brain has all of these thoughts, but they're still all out of order and sleeping isn't fixing them, so it leaves you with a lot of noise in your head. Sleeping is essentially defragging your brain.
>>61858078 just remember bro Morgan Freeman wasn't successful until he was like mid 40's early 50's
success is subjective, being famous isn't the be all and end all of success. finding someone you love, raising a child you love, doing a job you love; just spending time doing things you love, no matter how short, will always be worth it.
when you're on this earth just gotta sake the Ws before the big final L.
meanwhile if you want a true existential crisis, watch the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey high and think about how it's like slipping away from conciousness in life. it's terrifying yet beautiful. life.
>>61858078 >Yeah, unfortunately the creative peak of an artist is at 20-27. Do people actually believe this? The reason that creative peak goes down with age is more to do with a growing lack of ambition and being comfortable with your work, which is hardly universally applicable.
Look at Swans for example. Gira is in his 60s and is releasing some of his best material.
>>61861972 This. Senpai did y'all know Alan Rickman didn't start taking acting classes until his late 20s? He had a cozy profession as a graphic designer set up for him and after a few years said fuck it, I want to follow my dream.
>>61859285 The Eagles fucking suck. They never made anything that comes close to "Heroes", Low, Station to Station, Lodger, Scary Monsters, Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs, The Man Who Sold the World, Outside or Blackstar.
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