How Our Words Can Become Our Prisons

Us unconventional thinkers here at RiskyTV often take a.. umm… how shall we say… very tough-love approach to life.

Ultimately,, we are 1000% convicted within that it comes from a heartfelt / altruistic place:

To assist as many people as possible to rise-up from stewing in their own funk. Those self-consumed / loathing places that do NOT have to be used as a distraction, an avoidance, to dealing with the monster in the mirror.

So, when we come across a very on-point video from another life-motivator, we of course curate it on this site.

Bring in Prince Ea:

Sorry, but somebody had to say it. This video focuses on mood depression, not clinical depression. Furthermore, this is not a purported “cure” for depression.

This is a call to live in reality, you own depression, depression does not own you. The Sapir Whorf Hypothesis, and General Semantics have illustrated how our words can become our prisons. The labels “Disorder” “Disease” “Depressed,” when internalized, can create a reality filled with suffering that extends beyond the biochemical.

Don’t get me wrong, “Chemical Imbalances” are real, but that can be a gross oversimplification of what’s going on. There’s a great article called “Moving Beyond ‘Chemical Imbalance’ Theory of Depression” from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation ( that I encourage everyone to read.

If you know anyone suffering that may need help immediately, call the 24-hour, toll-free confidential National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273- 8255 or go to