I have been depressed a lot lately. I generally do not talk about it because I do not feel it would be good share it on the internet. I believe my reasoning for this is fairly logical: as much as the internet can bring people together, it may not bring them together in the right way, which is to say it may augment the negativity rather than salve it.
However, I will take a moment to explain depression. Have you ever looked at the sky and felt melancholy because you will never walk on the moon? Have you ever seen a very expensive car or house whose price tag felt as far away as the bottom of the ocean? This is what depression is. It is a sinister force, liken it to a curse if you wish, that takes things like joy, love, elation, pride, and pulls them away, sends to the moon, drops them into the deepest ocean or puts a price tag on them that puts well out of your emotional price range.
Understand then, that overcoming depression requires more emotional “equipment” than what most people have at their disposal. A kind of psycho-space suit, a deep sea submarine or a trust fund of emotional currency that will let tackle the thing and successfully conquer it. Finding these thing on a daily basis is a regular task that people who suffer from depression should do. To include writing posts about things that have already been discussed.