I'd like to share a few things on #depression.

First, depression is not an emotional state, but rather an altered world. Being depressed means first and foremost to inhabit a world where some things are missing: the *possibility* of happiness, goodness, connectedness.

Being depressed does not mean being sad, but inhabiting a world where the very possibility of happiness is lost, the very possibility of something good ever happening, the very possibility of genuine human connectedness.


@drbjork The idea that depression entails the impossibility of happiness agrees with my experience.

It was a change of framing that allowed me to come out of depression; a new point of view in which I could frame myself as being happy. (Then the interesting question becomes how do such changes take place.)

I hadn't viewed depression in terms of frame analysis before, but doing so seems quite effective!

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