I’ve found this short video (5′) while scrolling the net. I found it so cute, it made me feel better about myself and it made me smile. I decided to share it with you in the hopes it can brighten your day too…
….but me being me, I have my opinions, here we go.
7 reasons to love someone with depression.
They are stronger than most. I don’t know about that but I find the graphics well done on explaining how it feels to fight yourself. And that it requires energy to do that and that giving up sometimes would come to mind.
Their depression does not define them. That is true. When you are someone’s friend, you like them for who they are.
They’re more understanding. I’ll be honest on this one; I used to be. I am understanding and an empath. I try. But there are times when all of my energy is used to keep myself alive. I wish I had more energy to be as curious as I was. I wish I could be the good friend I was. I am not at this moment. So, I disagree a little on this one or am I a negative Nancy now?
They are more honest. Yes! There is no energy to waste in the lies and deceit-department. When some things don’t interest me, I just can’t give a flying f*ck. [Except when ‘perfection’ comes to show but that is a whole other post.] As the video focuses on love and friendship, they don’t mention all the lies depression can tell you and that it can make you think in a not entirely honest way with yourself. As for other people, most of the time, yes, you can talk to me all you want, I will zone out after a while, I do that also quite honestly.
They are quite appreciative. I feel this one wholeheartedly. There is that wall but the people who break through or take a peek behind the wall, are golden to me. I love them and appreciate them very, very much!
They are good listeners. Yes! and yes, when energy allows me too.
They are deep thinkers. I don’t know if this is maybe an over generalization but I feel that is true for me.
What do you think about this video? Do you struggle with depression or maybe your friend does? Do you agree with the statements made in the video or do you have some remarks like me? Do you know other reasons why loving ‘someone-with-mental-health-struggles’ holds positives? Tell me in the comments and also let me know if you like more ‘lighter’ posts like this, some ‘funzies’ or do you prefer posts with a more serious undertone?
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