Sunday, 12 June 2016
09:55:37 PM (GMT)
I'm sure any and all of you reading this have at one point or another had the flu.
It's a common thing, and it happens to everyone at least once somewhere down the
line. You wake up and you don't want to get out of bed. Your whole body aches from
your head to your toes, and any slight bit of movement is hell. You feel exhausted,
fatigued, no matter how much sleep you got the night before. Your stomach is in knots
and you feel like you want to throw up. You don't want to eat anything. Your head is
pounding, and any sound you hear is amplified to a painful degree. Anything at all
that you try to do is a struggle, you have no drive for anything at all. You don't
want to interact with anybody. You want to be completely left alone. And the worst
thing is, no matter how good your immune system is or how quickly you recover, it
feels like it takes forever to get past it.
Are you able to understand and empathize with what you just read? Good. That means
you can understand and empathize with depression. Depression is, if you really think
about it, a psychological flu. The symptoms are still there, it's just caused by your
mind rather than your body. Think about that for a while.
Consider this a moment of clarity for you.