“Most days, we’re all too busy or we’re surrounded by friends who can easily notice a fake watch or shoe, but not see a depressed soul”
It’s been just a few days and it feels like it’s been a really long while since I last wrote. Events happened this week and it left me thinking about a whole lot of things.
It’s so sad how people get through a lot of things on their own, with no one to cheer them up or even be the cause of the smile on their faces.
It’s sad that we’re in a world where family is just a word that exists without the togetherness,the bonding,the show of affection.
Unfortunately, death is inevitable, relationships come and go but these scars, these scars stay with us for a long time leaving a slur, a smudge behind. Grief has always been a factor that almost everyone don’t have the courage to deal with. Then we have depression, which is a medical illness that is closely associated with grief. Not the same as grief but closely related.
According to statistics, one in fifteen adults, one in six people suffer from depression at one point in their life.
The loss of a loved one, loss of an important job are all difficult experiences a person has to endure. It’s normal for feelings of grief to develop in response to such situations.
Depression is not feeling down for an hour out of your day but more. It’s not something to be glorified. It’s not beautiful. Depression is not fun, it’s not a game, it’s not something to add to your personality because you think it’s cool. It’s serious,it’s really ugly. It keeps you thinking, always thinking. It just doesn’t disappear, you can’t just wake up and decide not to feel hopeless.
I think it’s okay to cry, I heard pain is weakness leaving the body. It’s okay to be weak, you’re not bulletproof, you’re human. You’re capable of getting hurt, capable of feeling. You don’t need to pretend, you don’t need to mask anything. If you’re hurt, admit it. Talk to someone. Don’t hide it. We all need saving.
And when you’re done with that, go on with your life. Memories would remain but not the mourning. We all need to check up on everyone we call ‘loved ones’, you may never know who needs saving.
“In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom”
Sending love in its abundance,