The “D” word

Image Depression, dejection, desperation, desolation, discouragement, distress..

There are so many words that defines depression. Depression is a product of rejection. We feel depressed when we do not feel that we are wanted, that we are important or that our opinions matter. Depression feels the same no matter what is the cause- breakups, heartaches, failing grades, losing your job, having no money, falling out of love, betrayal and so on.

Usually, I find that people are more depressed when they have more time to think alone. It’s during this time that one reflects on his life and finds it easier to think about the negative things that is happening.

Also, when someone tries so hard to look so cheerful, deep down there’s a reason behind that smile. It’s one’s way to hide his sadness and emptiness.

Think for a second. Your depression is 90% caused by the people around you. You feel bad when your friends tell you that your dress is ugly or that you are fat. You feel depressed when your loved one does not care about you. You feel sad when you didn’t receive that well deserved salary increase or promotion. You feel upset when your boss tells you to shut up and keep your thoughts to yourself. You feel angry when your parents love your brother more than you.

You are NOT the cause of your depression.

In the end, it all comes down to YOU. Don’t let OTHERS put you DOWN. When you’re on the ground, pull yourself UP.  You are better than the situation that bothers you. Give yourself a break and keep your head up! ACCEPT that LIFE is NOT PERFECT. ImageThings not always happen the way that we want it to.

Life does not get any easier, you just got stronger!