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Is there anyone in modern society who is not depressed?

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I am sure there are a small number of people who are not depressed at one time or another, but you make a good point, Jim.

I think the hustle and bustle of daily life, materialism, and the hunger for power all come into play to make life for a lot of people something that is not all that enjoyable. Getting back to a simple lifestyle with a deeper connection to nature would bring back peace and harmony.


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Connie, I also wish we had a "Like" button! I look for one on every site I go on! smile

Cassie, I agree with you. People who do not suffer from depression just can't "get it." My mom has always said, "Just pull yourself up by your bootstraps, and keep on going!" Well first, I don't know what bootstraps are, but even if I had them, I'm quite certain that tugging on them wouldn't fix what has been ailing me for over 30 years! Insensitivity is the last thing a depressed person needs. We have to just tune those people out and consider the fact that they don't understand what they are talking about.


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Originally Posted By: Kitten - Depression
Connie, I also wish we had a "Like" button! I look for one on every site I go on! smile

Cassie, I agree with you. People who do not suffer from depression just can't "get it." My mom has always said, "Just pull yourself up by your bootstraps, and keep on going!" Well first, I don't know what bootstraps are, but even if I had them, I'm quite certain that tugging on them wouldn't fix what has been ailing me for over 30 years! Insensitivity is the last thing a depressed person needs. We have to just tune those people out and consider the fact that they don't understand what they are talking about.


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I would if I could.

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I really have no more patience for those kind of remarks - to snap out of it and chin up, and pull myself up by my bootstraps.

I am also pretty sick of hearing, "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

At this point I just tell people it's a medical condition, which it is, and you would not expect a person with a broken leg to use the stairs.

I am doing everything I can to help decrease the stigma of mental illness by being very open about it all. It's nothing shameful.

I just have to work on not being so greatly annoyed when people who don't understand make that kind of ignorant remark.

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Originally Posted By: Jilly
I really have no more patience for those kind of remarks - to snap out of it and chin up, and pull myself up by my bootstraps.

I am also pretty sick of hearing, "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

At this point I just tell people it's a medical condition, which it is, and you would not expect a person with a broken leg to use the stairs.

I am doing everything I can to help decrease the stigma of mental illness by being very open about it all. It's nothing shameful.

I just have to work on not being so greatly annoyed when people who don't understand make that kind of ignorant remark.


Ditto Here...

It's a good life if you don't weaken !!

They can all bite me !

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You all are so right-on. I call people that cast such judgements, "simps". Without ever having known the foggiest idea of our dilemma they speak with such superfluous ignorant verbal diarrhea. In my life I have been through utter puss bucket HELL. All that to say this; I did come out of it. It took patience and a whole lot of time and hurt but I had to eventually come away from the fear of healing. We don't need sympathy. We need some strong friends that have been through it and survived. Peace to you guys. dave

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ive been depressed for a long time at first it was hidden and people told me i had sadness in my eyes but never noticed,until through my life events brought what depressed me.depression is like ebnergy instead of becoming that is blocked and turns against oneself.i still very depressed but i know that i have to give in to it so i know what it is and on what it is based and grow out of it,so i let myself go til the energy dies and til i find the truth.

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I love the way that you think gemineye!! You have the ability to identify how this thing really is down deep within your being. Then you can also visualize how to come out of it although it may be the hardest thing that anyone can ever do. It can be done however. dave

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