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#19663

OMG: I look like such a happy guy. I have friends. I'm fairly popular. No trouble with girls. My marks aren't bad. I have some awesome talents spanning lots of areas. I have a family who loves me. I'm not poor.

Why the hell can't I kick this depression.

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  1. replace "guy" with "girl" and I'm in the same boat as you.

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    1. So you have no trouble with the girls? hmm

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  2. unfortunately that is not how it works.

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  3. I think a lot of people are feeling the same way.

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  4. Please go see a doctor at the health clinic about this or see someone at mental health services, OP. Depression isn't just a phase you can kick. There's no harm in trying to get help. You're not alone in feeling like this.

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  5. I hate everyone, but most of all I hate myself.

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  6. OP,

    Depression is a real and very difficult illness to live with, and being stuck in it says nothing about who you are or your qualities as a person.

    One of the things about depression is that a lot of the time it doesn't make sense to have it, which can make it worse. It's normal and understandable to be depressed after a triggered state of sadness, but when life is decent and you have it, it messes with your brain. Mental illness doesn't discriminate.

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  7. I feel ya man. It's okay to be depressed, it seems to be part of our condition... if you really need help, please go see someone about it. When you are ready to find the root of the issue, you will do it. Life is always trying to teach us something, and sometimes drugs might offset what we're seeking to learn. Am I saying don't go on drugs for it? No. What I am saying is do what is right for you. Just know that you're not depressed, but you're experiencing depression. YOU are not an experience, almost like a knife can't cut itself.. All the best to you.

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    1. "YOU are not an experience, almost like a knife can't cut itself"

      wat

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    2. ^ - used that analogy wrong. Sorry. What I meant was you can't know yourself like a knife can't cut itself, because you are yourself not an experience.

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  8. I'm in the same boat as you OP. Remember that life isn't just about being happy. It's about experiencing things. Its about finding the beauty in the small things. It's about appreciating what you have and finding reasons to smile but also embracing the times you feel down. Live in the moment, stop reflecting so much about things.

    It's okay to be sad. Just try your best to find things to smile about during your day. Keep a journal. Read philosophy. Do things that make you happy.

    Or as Bukowski puts it,

    We must bring
    Our own light
    To the
    Darkness

    And I really do recommend seeing a councilor. It helped with me. Misery loves company and these people will genuinely listen to what you have to say and try to help, if that is what you want from them.

    You can do this!

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    1. I think 'misery loves company' refers to people that are miserable that either like to bring people down to be miserable with them or like to be around miserable people like themselves. Not hatin' nor is it important :)

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  9. I don't have the majority of what you listed and i am depressed. You're in a better position than me, op.

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    1. I'm sorry that is the case, but that doesn't help OP. Remember that Illness does not discriminate between who it affects

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  10. I would read more philosophy if I were you. Whatever's getting you down, it might help to think in another frame of mind for a change and see life through someone else's mind.

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    1. Perhaps that could be the reason we are all prone to depression. Maybe the very thing that is getting us down is continuously being attached to looking through one frame of mind. It's very limited to look through one lens or even any lens for that matter. Even if it's a positive way to look, because it doesn't encompass complete totality and openness of life. Life isn't limited to one belief or frame of mind, and one belief doesn't make one better than the other. One might be less destructive and more aligned with harmony, but it's not the truth. Even words about the truth are a lie (including these words), because as soon as you talk about it, it has become limited to one way of looking at it.

      This is just an invitation for us to inquire to ourselves about it, rather than it be a discussion.

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  11. Check out a book called Nutrient Power: Heal Your Biochemistry and Heal Your Brain by Dr. William J. Walsh.

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