Do you know what's shit?
This weird expectation that we're supposed to just BE HAPPY all the time.
WHO DECIDED that we have to be happy ALL-THE-TIME?
We don't have to be happy all the time.
Guess what else?
We aren't happy all the time.
We just can't talk about it because we get in trouble or we're simply told otherwise.
|"Depressed!? Nonsense! You have a roof over your head & people that love you. Children in Africa starve to death and you don't see them being "depressed". Besides, you're so SKINNY! You're not allowed to be depressed. If I were that skinny I would be happy all the time." |
Depression is not embarrassing.
People still just don't really get it.
Kind of like how being weird isn't embarrassing, people just don't get it. Being weird is awesome. I' m weird.
I have had some lovely, beautiful wonderful people tell me that they are struggling.
They are so sheepish!
They only come to me because they know that I know how it feels.
They cannot go to friends or family, because they might not understand. They might not understand that happy people get depressed. Skinny people get depressed. Successful people get depressed. Rich people. Fat people. Funny people. Stupid people. Anyone can get depressed. Just because yesterday they were frolicking in a field of sunflowers singing Abba, doesn't mean SHIT if TODAY they are depressed.
If someone tells you that maybe, they might be feeling depressed, for the love of God, just be cool.
I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO JUSTIFY TO THESE WONDERFUL PEOPLE, THAT THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE TO LIVE WITH SOME KIND OF WEIRD SECRET SHAME WHEN LIVING WITH DEPRESSION IS ALREADY TOO HARD AS IT IS.