I donâ€™t suggest depression isnâ€™t a serious health problem or that it shouldnâ€™t be professionally treated. But we should distinguish it from ordinary sadness
I have never suffered from a depressive episode. Iâ€™ve never thought of harming myself or been suicidal, nor have I been afflicted with any serious form of anxiety.
Donâ€™t get me wrong, my mind, like most peopleâ€™s, is a confounding and mysterious place, but itâ€™s also predictable in its mix of competing thoughts, grand ambitions and impractical whims. It doesnâ€™t agitate or disturb, and there is no sense of an internal army of despair being held back at the gate.
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