That is a quote Therese Borchard uses in this video, from her post On April Fool’s Day: Laugh, People, Laugh
She writes about it:
In this video, I go over a few of my humor rules–like you can make fun of yourself all you want, but unless you share the same neurosis with someone, you CANNOT make fun of him.
The video was a response to all the folks I offended in the interview with Eric and Mr. Guardian Angel, “Being Married to a Manic Depressive,” when I used the term “whackjob” to describe MYSELF.
I sincerely apologize for offending anyone by my use of that term. But here is why I use the language I do in “Beyond Blue,” and the importance of humor in my recovery from depression and addiction.
Also see my post Therese Borchard and Beyond Blue – Creativity and Mood Disorders, which has two more videos.
Therese J. Borchard is the author of the book Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes.
[Photo: Paula Poundstone.]
One of my friends keeps referring to themselves as an “idiot” – but in a way that is – at least usually – a sign they are not taking themselves, their thinking or values or behavior overly seriously. We’re all bozos on this bus.
> And pertinent to this day, April 1, is a new PsychCentral article: Mental Illness Cured.