Rick And Morty co-creator Dan Harmon feels a lot of feelings, something you’ll quickly learn when watching his documentary, Harmontown. And while that’s no doubt laid a few speed bumps beneath his career, it’s also made him one of the more relatable celebrities to emerge from the L.A. comedy scene. That’s likely what made one fan think of Harmon when looking for an empathetic ear.
To their surprise, Harmon responded, perhaps as a way of showing that acknowledging and expressing your despair is the best thing you can do in such a situation. That’s the crux of his response, at least, which urges anyone suffering from depressive thoughts to “vent them.”
“We put ourselves under so much pressure to feel good,” he writes, a truth that’s more and more important to remember in the culture of social media. He continues, “It’s okay to feel bad. It might be something you’re good at! Communicate it. DO NOT KEEP IT SECRET. Own it. Like a hat or jacket. Your feelings are real.”
Because loneliness is often at the core of depression, many users on Twitter expressed their appreciation for Harmon’s words, which, at least for a bit, helped lift the veil of solitude.
See, Twitter isn’t all bad.
It is exhausting, however, which is probably why Harmon announced he’d be taking another break from the platform last night.
Honestly, we could all use a break.