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Lady Gaga gets real about depression

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Just like millions of teens and adults, Lady Gaga suffers from depression. The singer has been open about her experiences with mental illness, particularly in light of being a sexual assault survivor.

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Lady Gaga explained how learning to say no changed her life. What is your opinion on this?
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Hmm, I totally get where she’s coming from. But she forgets, a lot of people don’t necessarily have the luxury of being able to say no to everything they don’t want to do.
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Hmm, I totally get where she’s coming from. But she forgets, a lot of people don’t necessarily have the luxury of being able to say no to everything they don’t want to do.
Everyone has that power! A better opportunity will come your way when you do!!
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If you don’t have the luxury to stay truthful to yourself in all circumstances, life will teach you in a more drastic way. So it is just a matter of intelligence (and not of luxury) . Either you go willingly or you are dragged unwillingly by life. That is all the choice that you have.
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I’m a mom. There’s a lot of things I can’t say no to because I have to worry about how it affects my kids. Find the things you can say no to. Replace those things with things that make your life better. Not better because of money but whatever relieves stress. I can’t say no to everything but I can choose what is important and what isn’t.
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I’m a mom. There’s a lot of things I can’t say no to because I have to worry about how it affects my kids. Find the things you can say no to. Replace those things with things that make your life better. Not better because of money but whatever relieves stress. I can’t say no to everything but I can choose what is important and what isn’t.
I think you have to challenge your own mindset. You can say no to things. You always have a choice. Sometimes it will piss people off. But you might also be surprised that you’ll have more respect, from other and for yourself.
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This is a very privileged message - she finally got the ability to say no when she was finally at the “top” of her game. The average woman does not have the ability to say “no” to something just because she doesn’t want too.
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I’m a mom. There’s a lot of things I can’t say no to because I have to worry about how it affects my kids. Find the things you can say no to. Replace those things with things that make your life better. Not better because of money but whatever relieves stress. I can’t say no to everything but I can choose what is important and what isn’t.
It's not about saying no to the things you have to do like work or kids etc its about not getting swamped with it and all the other stuff that seeps in and feels overwhelming..
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People in here are clearly missing the real message! She’s talking about what SHE personally had to do to make herself happy, and that thing was saying no! That might not be what the next person has to do to become happy, but it was for her. Everyone has their own struggle in life, and different solutions to their problems.
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I deal with anxiety, have for years but I find saying no while it frees me from anxiety for that particular moment has lead me to miss out on a lot. So I guess I am learning how to say yes and live instead of cowering in fear. I have respect for her to be so open about her anxiety.
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I deal with anxiety, have for years but I find saying no while it frees me from anxiety for that particular moment has lead me to miss out on a lot. So I guess I am learning how to say yes and live instead of cowering in fear. I have respect for her to be so open about her anxiety.
I am glad you are okay.
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So, I’m pretty sure she only has the luxury of saying no now because she is a super star. I’m sure if she started saying no prior to her becoming mega famous and in turn powerful we would have unfortunately never heard of her.
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