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#451885 - 10/30/13 06:08 PM It's OK To Be Depressed
concerned_husky Offline
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Long story short: I posted on this topic on the forums yesterday; got a lot of much-needed support, and I proceeded to give birth to this ridiculous pseudo-poem.

***Some foul language***

There’s this nag, you see, in me, and in others,
With this ridiculous smile always plastered on his face;
My feelings, my thoughts – he smears, and he smothers…
*Sigh*…he’s everywhere, he’s all over the damn place!

“Look here,” he screams, “you don’t have it all that bad!
What a loser you are! You can’t function, you little bitch!
Why are you so miserable? Why are you so sad?
Drama-queen you are…a Prima Donna, little wretch!”

But then I think, “Well, hold on, I’ve got A, B and C…
And uh…D, E and F…hell, the list just keeps growing!
Then I write it all out…and well, it didn’t end at Z.
I guess, the weed in my garden, needs a little mowing.

So now, I tell myself: “Look, you’ve got a lot on your mind.
It’s OK to feel bad. It’s OK to be depressed.
Take a deep breath, and don’t forget to unwind;
And fuck all the others who are less than impressed.”


Edited by concerned_husky (10/30/13 06:11 PM)
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#451922 - 10/30/13 08:11 PM Re: It's OK To Be Depressed [Re: concerned_husky]
don64 Offline
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Hi Husky,

I have read that love and compassion are more effective for "weeding" than aggression. Seems to be true for me. Depression has changed for me to sadness. I don't know if I used to believe that the sadness would destroy me or not. But it does not. The sadness is about something I do not have and/or did not have. It is important information. It tells me what I care about and provides me with clues about what kinds of things I need to learn in order to move in that direction. It is the process of moving out of negative thinking into positive thinking. Challenging but doable.

Love and good will Husky.

Don
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#451974 - 10/30/13 10:37 PM Re: It's OK To Be Depressed [Re: concerned_husky]
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Originally Posted By: concerned_husky
So now, I tell myself: “Look, you’ve got a lot on your mind.
It’s OK to feel bad. It’s OK to be depressed.
Take a deep breath, and don’t forget to unwind;
And fuck all the others who are less than impressed.”


wink i second that!

LEE
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Something deep inside...
I've been searchin so long to find an answer
Now I know my life has meaning
Now I see myself as I am, feeling very free...
When my tears have come to an end I will understand
What I left behind: a part of me. Chicago


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#452047 - 10/31/13 12:21 PM Re: It's OK To Be Depressed [Re: concerned_husky]
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Yay for pseudo-poems wink

I think this poem is exactly right. The only useful thing my psyc did was recommend a bookto me. Basically its idea of depression, determined by three doctors, was your idea right there(go you). It took me a while to digest that idea, but when I did I really identified with it.

I would feel bad, the look at my job, income, apparent social circle. Then call myself an idiot and beat myself down. Now I just try to tell let me brain be sad when it needs to and tell it to shut-up if it starts trying to beat me down. "Fuck you brain! A, B, & C are serious issues most people don't have to deal with! It will take time!"
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#452095 - 10/31/13 09:35 PM Re: It's OK To Be Depressed [Re: concerned_husky]
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CH:
This is awesome. I love the last line. Thanks for posting it.
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