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Old 11-27-2011, 08:30 PM
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Default Watched Avatar again, and feel depressed again!

Damn, I watched the beautiful movie the second time after a week, and feel sad after it! Whats the best therapy, what to think about? I don`t know...
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:13 PM
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For me, I go to Webster's Falls (close to the university I go to) and stare at the rushing water. It helps a bit, but it's still really depressing that the human race is so destructive and has ruined so many things - like the lake here that's now a dumping ground for industrial waste.

I know how you feel. Maybe one day an island could be established outside of human destruction.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:04 PM
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Yeah, going out in the environment/nature usually does it for me.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:26 PM
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I started writing fan-fic, since the closet nature was rather inaccessible. (And I'm no artist.) Just immersing myself in the world again, and thinking about new stories to tell seemed to help a lot at getting rid of PAD.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:31 AM
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I've never been all that depressed by Avatar, but I know many of us have. My best suggestion would be this giant thread, if you haven't already seen it: Ways To Cope With The Depression Of The Dream Of Pandora Being Intangible.

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Old 11-28-2011, 04:49 PM
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Thank you for the answers!
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:31 AM
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If there's a forest near you, or even just somewhere quiet where you can go and not be disturbed, go there. You don't even need to do anything, just look around if you want.

I also like to take walks at night, when there's nobody else around, because everything's so different then, and I can look at the stars that are visible.
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:44 AM
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I feel you on this one...

Although I haven't watched Avatar in a long time now, perhaps close to a year... I'm still thinking about it virtually every day these days, and the distance from everything that Pandora and the Na'vi are is really beginning to take it's toll again.
"When the time comes, just walk away and don't make any fuss."
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:01 PM
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in doing research on Avatar (and I am far from the only one) there are 2 types of Avatar
depression ,1. I think Pandora is a paradise and earth is dull and gray type (known as attachment to fantasy) 2. The I relate deeply to what I saw and compare our real issues on earth to what I saw happen in the film (justified frustration as avatar is a mirror story in many cases)
In the first case you "MUST" recognize the mechanism causing suffering and "call it on the table"
"Ok mind look this place is a fantasy creation of a film maker , There no way I can go there but I can learn from its examples.(many people find releaf in researching just where the films gets it underlying roots)

The second example is not so simple and mirrors real world issues often very directly
for example "we see what was done to the Navi people as a mirror to what our people
did to native americans in our past, I acculy spoke to a native american elder on this issue and what he said came as a suprise, He was very upset our people where beating themselves up and causing our own great suffering over an event from the past "we can not change"Now", His view of course changed on events in the "present" , If you see a present event that is unjust it is as much your duty as anyone else to voice anger and press for change doing so in a effective manor with others is many issues will not fix themselves.

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Old 03-03-2012, 01:47 AM
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Avatar doesn't really depress me, probably because I live in Florida and my backyard resembles a weird faux Pandora. In fact the movie sort of energizes me to take better care of my body, get in shape and be all nice and trim. I waste to much time online and Avatar is a nice reminder that with some effort I could get myself in shape and do all sorts of insane jungly stuff.
Sweet is the lore which Nature brings;
Our meddling intellect
Mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things:
We murder to dissect.

Enough of Science and of Art;
Close up those barren leaves;
Come forth, and bring with you a heart
That watches and receives.

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Old 04-11-2012, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Human No More View Post
I also like to take walks at night, when there's nobody else around, because everything's so different then
This! I am fortunate enough to live in an area where I can see the night sky clearly. I often walk out at night and, if the ground is dry, I will lie in this clearing of the forest that is just behind my house and gaze at the stars Works wonders!
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