6 thoughts on “Inside Llewyn Davis Helped Me Cope With Depression

  1. joshmoneymusic February 13, 2018 / 1:19 am

    >“Instead I try to view life as a collaboration within a shared existence.”

    The rest of the closing words were magnificently true as well. For almost a decade I tried to *go at it* alone and I ended up in a mental institution. There’s a very fine line that artists toe between selfishness and “relatability”, [a word that The New Yorker refers to as a millennial “scourge”.](https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/scourge-relatability) Go too far in either direction and you still end up losing yourself. Not to be trite but Vonnegut really did state it best when he said, “I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” That is the artist’s maxim, but when your art becomes paramount to people, you basically open the existential curtain to an audience of one, your own mind, and that’s one quick recipe for the disaster that is depression.

  2. grakercub February 13, 2018 / 1:19 am

    This was beautiful. Thank you so much. I’ve been in a pretty deep and dark depression with my art lately, feeling so empty and hopeless. It’s wonderful to hear that I’m not alone.

    I’ve always considered Inside Llewyn Davis to be the coen brothers most nihilistic film, but after watching your video I realize it isn’t. It’s a story of how we persevere despite the most horrible of odds and how we push even when we hate everything we’re doing.

    Thank you. I feel good right now, and I haven’t been feeling so good lately.

  3. Johnny_Mc2 February 13, 2018 / 1:19 am

    I’m so glad I saw this movie, it was one of those that just impacted me so much because I saw myself in Llewyn. I still haven’t overcome my depression and slump I’m in, but I’m working on it. that’s what I took from the movie the most, it showed that I can work my way out of my slump, but if I don’t then I’ll just keep repeating the same days. idk how to really explain it, but I’m so glad I found this movie. it’s impacted my life greatly

    edit: also, it had a quote that was very heavy and stuck with me, when he tells the girl “I’m tired. I thought I just needed a good night’s rest.. but it’s more than that.”

    this movie nails real depression, it’s not overdramatic about it, because it shouldn’t. it’s like seeing life in all lowercases

  4. Cabotju February 13, 2018 / 1:19 am

    Thanks for sharing op

  5. PatriarcalAndroid February 13, 2018 / 1:19 am


    Happiness isnt about focusing on yourself. Happiness is about knowing who you are and being that person, using your particular talent and investing in others.

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