I don’t use it as therapy because I think that word is thrown around a lot by people who are condescendingly contextualizing the active conversation about real shit. The bottom line is, people don’t talk to each other in person. They don’t talk about real things because they’re afraid of how they’ll be judged. They don’t think that other people have the capacity to carry their burden. If they want to put that burden out in the world they think that it’s either a show of weakness or that they’re going to be a burden. But all that stuff that people were dismissing as the world of pathology and problems is essentially what makes us fucking human and the only thing that makes being human interesting. How we got away from that, I don’t know. There’s a lot of things you can blame. But we’re built to deal with shit. We’re built to deal with death, disease, failure, struggle, sickness, problems. That’s why we’re different than other animals. Some other animals are actually better at it than we are. We are too proud to reveal ourselves to each other anymore.
If you guys want to know why I tend to throw the word “hero” around when discussing Marc Maron…copy, paste.
Happy 300th episode, fellow WTF Fans.