Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Michael Friedman Ph.D.
"We’re always working – whether it’s in the band or making money to invest in the band."
You can’t fix a problem that you don’t understand.
When do we get to be alive?
I always thought that our presence spoke for itself. Now I realize it’s part of a bigger conversation.
I’m Scorpio through and through. I come alive in anything that’s dark.
People like to say it’s not the arriving, it’s the journey. Well, that’s baloney.
Most people are not up to the challenge of Beefheart. I hope to change that.
And I start thinking that the only way I can stop this is by taking my life.
I could not possibly have seen my future ordeal with panic attacks coming.
The truth is that there are no cures—they’re temporary.
"Life was punching me right in the mouth."
Anytime you can galvanize millions of people through words or entertainment, through arts, through culture, you have a voice.
“If you don’t like something, it’s up to you to stand up and do something about it.”
“Hope stays until the very end for most of us.”
I realized music can sound in many different ways and that these guys were doing it just for the love of music and not for anyone else. That grew a seed in me...
Earth is the suicide planet.
Nobody wants to be considered one-dimensional.
The mask conceals the true identity.
“How are you so damn sure?”
“You cannot get successful in any area of your life by only working 40 hours a week. It’s impossible."
His "Beauty of Horror" coloring books feature a mysterious and mischievous undead girl named Ghouliana who tricks colorists into doing her bidding through misleading poetry.
You can't have light without darkness.
"Performers and writers and artists that I love who are in a position of arrogance and wear it for everyone to see – there’s a generosity in that to me."
“If I’m going to die, I’m going to die living.”
“The tattoo becomes an exorcism of sorts.”
“I went from a kid wearing jeans and flannel shirts to wearing silver satin pants and silver shirts.”
“It was like a disease that I had to record and write.”
“The world’s soul is kind of dead at the moment.”
"I just feel like I’m drowning in myself."
“You get super drunk or super high and you don’t feel anything. And that’s the whole point.”
Michael Friedman, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in how social relationships influence mental and physical health.