“If we don’t have our dreams, we have nothing.” That’s the tag line of a low-budget and unrealistic film called The Astronaut Farmer. Still, it’s true. One major dimension of depression, and one that’s laced through suicidal cravings, is the despairing loss of dreams.
Timothy Treadwell, the Grizzly Man, loved nature. So do I. I got my love from my older brother, Herb. He was nine years older and a powerful and influential figure in my childhood.
The Grizzly Man, Timothy Treadwell, lied to himself. In that lie, he projected what he wanted to believe about himself—and life—onto the grizzly bear. He put life on his terms.
The Apostle Paul noted in his letter to the church in Rome that the human condition is such that, by varying degrees, we take the truths of God and turn them into lies.