It does seem significantly harder to write when lacking a depression factor of some sort. Interestingly, I argue that depression should be described as an evolutionary mechanism. It forces introspection and ego-destruction in ways that cannot be achieved inside the boundaries of complacency.
Perhaps more depression in the world could drive society into a better direction, which I realize is a bold claim to justify, especially for a person who does not currently suffer from the effects. However, I write this piece from the perspective of a child who has undergone various forms and seen different faces of the demon that is depression.
But from the flames of such a hell, comes sprouting a superior being.; one that is better equipped for life, with newborn perspective and open-mindedness.
I argue that depression is like a near-death experience, as it falls into a similar category: things that truly challenge a person’s desire for life but nonetheless genuinely open a new realm of reality, thus installing a new depth to one’s capacity for experience.
So then, I ask, why is it that depression is marketed in such a negative light? Could society’s vicious marketing be the true face of the 21st-century-first-world demon, or is it the condition itself?
“Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your own victor’s crown.” – Revelation 3:10
– September 24, 2017