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“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” - Cormac McCarthy -
And Depression is?
There is no need to go through the “what depression is” Phase because we all know what it is, we all have felt it, and we went through it together, be it a phase in our lives or a constant state of mind. depression is lethal, it can turn you into someone different and indifferent, someone you like but despise at the same time, but it is sometimes relieving to be depressed, one must say. How is that? Let me explain.
The Relief Phase.
Whenever you feel sad, your mind deals with it by shutting down, by shifting the substances in its complex game of neurotransmitters, to adjust to the situation. There is still uncertainty revolving around the mechanism of how depression works and the chemistry behind it, but there is no mystery whatsoever surrounding how it feels. I think it sometimes feels alleviating, and I mean it, but I guess it is a part of how it works, your mind doesn’t want to function the way it should, so it helps by changing the capacity of your perception, I do firmly believe that depression should be counted as a survival mechanism.
Please don’t get me wrong, I am not implying that depression is a good thing, but all I am saying is, have you ever felt the warmth of being depressed? alone and unbothered, it sometimes provides one with a sense of self, a sense of being in control of yourself, and again I want to clarify that it doesn’t mean that you are in control of your life, but the sense of who you are, the YOU, your consciousness; being more aware of our situations, our self-awareness becomes heightened, and it sometimes helps us get through many difficulties, by realizing our worth.
Correct me if I am wrong, but depression is correlated with creativity, satisfaction, and sometimes productivity, I mean, what do you do when you feel sad? You listen to music maybe, but differently, in a way that you don’t normally do, you understand and feel the words of the song, and it affects you, you spend time self-reflecting, paint maybe? and give the painting your most effort, pour all your sorrow into the canvas, it sparks creativity because sometimes depression clears your head, it will probably help you forget about society’s problems, and think more about the aesthetics behind everything, the meaning, which brings us to the concept of seeking and acquiring the meaning.
Contemplation, have you ever felt sad and sat alone contemplating life and overthinking aspects that you know you won’t find an answer to, it is sometimes helpful as it helps you rethink many choices and paths of your life, and it sometimes leads you to become more assertive and decisive, you see life is all about choices, and you need to get your mind right before you make any step forward, that is why I believe that being sad could get the most out of you, it provides you with the opportunity to make changes and reflect upon yourself, you start reassessing your perspective of life, especially your connections.
Depression is an experience where one can understand people more and rediscover their motives. Depression can help you empathize with others and accept their sorrow further, it can help you build relationships and be much wiser about it, taking each step at a time, it can help you highlight your problems and reach a resolution, and it can help you become more appreciative.
Depression could help you become more thankful for the days where you had good times, the happy moments that you never appreciated before or felt how precious they were back then, so you start to savor them, and not iterate the same mistakes again, forget about the past and look forward to the future!
At the end of the Road.
Depression is an unpleasant experience, it could have awful consequences, and the purpose behind this article is to look at the good part of it whenever you feel down, life can be tough, and we all get our bad days, but life can be good, and it sometimes takes its own pace to get through the hard times, stay strong and if you or anyone you know is struggling with mental health, please seek help.
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