Maybe that’s why it’s so flabbergasting when someone tries to say that depression is a choice. I am happy for them in that they don’t have the ability to even understand how powerful the mind can be and how not all depression (or sadness) is situational.
On the other hand, I’m sad for them. Sad that they lack the empathy to understand that some people’s minds work differently from their own. What a two-dimensional existence it must be to think your way of understanding things is the only way.”
I’ve been on meds. for decades. I’m a devout believer in the talking cure of therapy & it’s structure & hope & absolutely life-saving sense of progress. I have a successful career. I’m in love w my wife of 23 yrs, & my 2 kids are the best people I know. My life is full. I am lucky.
And I will still reach the end of my life having walked through most of it with an emotional limp. I do not wallow in self-pity. No one did this to me. It is just how it is. I am just unlucky.”
"Um, let's see..."”