If the critic is yelling and the vulnerable child is screaming, what part of the psyche makes the good, practical decisions?

The healthy adult (and to some extent, the healthy child) is the part that makes sense of all the inner conversation, works out which external voice to pay attention to, and makes the most informed decisions possible.

Unfortunately, in depression and possibly in many adults who struggle to acknowledge that they have issues, the healthy adult may be quite… Underdeveloped. An example would be someone who consistently gives in to their fears.

I’m struggling to cultivate mine. He’s the one writing all the subtexts for these comics. Whether by the critic or by external voices, both him and the healthy child in me are… Voiceless. It feels wrong when they take the helm, even if the decisions turn out for the best.

Struggle struggle struggle.