How to Fight Depression and Win

A critical analysis of what depression is and what it is not

David O.

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There is one problem that is killing the world right now and it is the glorification of problems. For example, the climate change thing. If the same amount of energy and activity that has been poured into the awareness of the problem has been poured into a tangible solution, the world would have made significant progress. But nah, people want to analyze the problem, they want to blame something and someone. It seems obvious to me that if advancement in technology amplified the problem, then further advancement should cushion it. I find it amazing that the solution that is most lauded around the world is to take backward steps in the areas of tech. And it is clear; nobody really wants to do that.

I started a blog a while ago to express a psychological solution for mental health challenges. What I found out at the end was amazing. Many of those who have these problems don’t want a solution, they want to be recognized with their problem and treated specially because of it. I deleted the blog because it was useless. Why try to help people who don’t want to be helped? I read an article of one patient where she said she left a doctor because the doctor was trying to make her well. Went to another doctor who was making her feel like her problem was a superhuman ability and of course, she loved it. I was stunned.

I remember a story of a woman who became an invalid and loved one left her life behind to take care of the sick woman. The caretaker worked all her life to care for the sick woman. One day, the caretaker slumped and died (out of overwork). The next day the invalid woman got up from her bed and started to make things for herself because there’s nobody to help her anymore. You would be surprised the conditions people descend into just because of the craving for attention.

I never took the issue of depression seriously. Even though as a kid I was quiet and gentle, I had no stray into those areas. I lived with my parents in a small town and knew nothing of the outside world. Life was simple, life was good. Growing older I saw the scams of life; the expectations and the unintended results but I was unmoved because I grasped the essence of life early. Into adulthood, I was not surprised because I…

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David O.

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