Dear depressed people, what the fuck is wrong with you? Come back!


Dear depressed people, what the fuck is wrong with you?

Depression is a man-made disease. You hear that? Depression is a man-made disease. It has been created by us. We fucked ourselves, and too badly.

Ever since, I have faced a lot of problems in my life and went through a fair but of pain. I got fired from my post campus job with an education loan on me; I left my job after a few years to try and pursue writing and comedy. I have faced all sorts of financial and emotional difficulties and would continue to do so, as long as there is life.

One of the features of my depression period was that I stopped working out and I have been working out for over a decade. Your body and your mind are connected. If you work your body, your mind will work. An active mind lives inside an active body. A dead mind lives inside a dead body.

Stop using the word. Say, ‘I am feeling low.’ Say, ‘I am having a bad day, or a month, or a year for fuck’s sake,’ but don’t use the word depressed!

I have seen people getting depressed and on medicines all my life and it has always been the result of fundamental flaws in lives. Depression is the result of fundamental flaws in life.

Sorry for all those exclamation marks but that’s the truth. Depression is not a one day phenomenon. It is a build-up. It builds up over the years because it is not treated or addressed.

Don’t stay in that shell alone. Please, don’t.

You idiot! Forgive yourself. As human beings, we have flaws. We are imperfect. We make mistakes. The society that we live in, doesn’t support the idea of happiness.

Author, Stand Up Comedian. Trying to make people happier, one post, one show a time.