Consciousness

Are You Depressed? Stephen Hawking has a Beautiful Message For You

  • Deena Patrick

    Very good article except the part that if your depressed and feel your in a black hole there is always a way out, a victim should have the right to end their life. As the saying goes we don’t get to pick your parents, same with your own life. God wanted you here, he made each person unique and he already knew what he had planned for you even thou you may not understand why, and at times feel depressed. As God first thought about you, he said, ” For Every Season There Is A Reason Under Heaven”.

    • Stu Chisholm

      Talking about god(s) to an atheist is misguided. You are here because your parents had sex at the wrong (or right) moment. No mystery. Hawking was in a unique position to speak on dying with dignity at one’s own choosing, yet as tough as life was for him, he found his work to be fulfilling enough to drive him beyond what most of us would tolerate. A believer would call him “blessed.” Ironic, don’t you think?

      • Deena Patrick

        We still have freedom of speech, and you are entitled to your own opinion just like I was went I made the commented. When you read a book do you go after the author for every comments he, or she makes? I really don’t understand why people become offended by everything. Certain things in life you can not change like math, it is what it is and you shouldn’t be offended by numbers. They were here for a long time and we still use it today, life is a learning experience from everyone’s own prospective so take the knowledge and learn from it, instead of rewriting something that already happen. The Bible was written many years ago also, and back then there were atheist also. So history repeats itself and only the characters change as time goes on.

        • Stu Chisholm

          Hmmm… you kinda read a whole lot into my simple paragraph that I sure wasn’t talking about! Don’t know what nerve I touched. Nevertheless, Hawking was an atheist, and while you’re indeed entitled to your opinion, he wouldn’t have cared what you imagine your god to say or want. I take no offense at all, beyond your disrespect of Hawking by judging him when he cannot respond himself. Just sayin’..

          • Deena Patrick

            Your putting your words into my mouth, so you can understand in your words, Hawkins was a brilliant man, he was created by his mother and father having sex, he so happen to be born with defective genes from his parents. But that did not stop him, even thou his body was physically breaking down he use his brain educated himself and his thoughts and ideas were built off the knowledge that retain. And he was a atheist, of course he cannot defend himself because he already passed, my comment was before that. Hawkins also had his own opinions on life, you can take it learn from it, then move on.

          • Stu Chisholm

            How did I put “words into” your mouth? Did I misunderstand you in some way? You seem to think I was offended, which if you knew me IRL, you would find that hysterical.

            First off, his name is HAWKING. Believers concede his brilliance; most concede his theories on the universe and, in fact, support them. Yet they outright dismiss his views on religion, as if that same brilliance has no light to shed in that area. The man who showed us the inner workings of black holes, where even light cannot escape, cannot enlighten us about god(s)? As you say, I take it and LEARN from it. (Your words.) “Move on” does not mean “dismiss”; it means build upon.

          • Deena Patrick

            Sorry about the spelling, it was late when written, and yes I like pencils better then pens because I do make mistakes. Hawking quote ” he refers black holes like depression because both are hard to escape” and he also goes on to say, you can end ones life, or struggle to make something good at of it. That is what Hawkins chose, he was trapped in his body, so he expand his intellect. I happen to have worked in a medical background and have often seen this in patients, there are some people who are trapped in their bodies, have the same thoughts as Hawkins did, and there are those that wish it would end. And for some people that do believe in god; once they have been inflicted with a disease or disorder also blamed god. They no longer believe in it and that is known as a atheist. Hawking realize that he could still learn, even thou he was physically impaired with ALS. He realize, what he quoted you can also end it, or you can make something good at of it. When you read this article, you can be inspired by it, or just put id down, but one should build upon it instead of tearing it apart.

          • Stu Chisholm

            Fair enough.