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Seconding this. Depression does not require a "cause" It's important to remember that it's also poorly understood, so don't buy all of the chemical imbalance bullshit blindly, though meds can be useful.
Looking back I think I've been depressed all my life, even with some plausible "causes" and traumas, but thankfully nothing serious, I think: Bullied infrequently, almost mugged, very few friends all while growing up.
It's been odd being this empty kid, who doesn't seem to get what all the buzz is about, and knowing people are happy and expect you to be too. So I think I learned to act it, just to make other people feel comfortable and keep them from worrying. When really I've felt pretty much blah or meh towards approximately 99% of the people and activities they choose to invest their time in. TBH, my desires lie far beyond where I am today and what I'm "realistically" capable of rn. I work towards the goals and stumble on the way, then spend some time moping because it doesn't feel like I'm getting anywhere or what's the fucking point, but I've learned that it's okay to feel like that and give yourself breaks. I've spent lots of time beating my self up too. Took away vidya games in college so I could focus and save money. Instead I struggled to focus and spent a little longer in classes. I disallowed myself to socialize because I'd spend so much time online like here or circlejerk. At the time, I told myself I was wasting my oppotunities, money, time, but from another perspective, I was broadening my personal education in ways some courses never could. Had i rushed it, I would not know where to go for a job. But I took time off and when I returned, I was able to put forth a little more effort on an extra project. It was for a class I had already taken, but fucked up the final. I was familiar with the material and before I was done, an opportunitiy popped up. I interviewed, shared the project, and got a jerb. It sounded great, but really it was more of a joke, my management sucked, and my boss was gaslighting me. I have been feeling like shit, stressed out, trying to stay afloat, employed…
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