• Hi. It’s great to see you. Welcome!

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life. Amongst our membership there is a wealth of expertise that has been developed through having to deal with mental health issues.

    We are an actively moderated forum with a team of experienced moderators. We also have a specialist safety team that works extra hard to keep the forum safe for visitors and members.

    Register now to access many more features and forums!

The right mindset to fight and overcome depression

D

dariojohn02

New member
Joined
Jun 19, 2018
Messages
1
I'm going to throw some information at you which will help in analysing your problem rationally: (try to keep an open mind)

Simply acknowledge that emotions are just stupid obstacles and focus on living your life without giving them much importance and you'll see that sadness and feeling down disappear in little time. In my opinion our brain is perfectly capable
of controlling every aspect of the body, you only need to enlarge your perception and find the subconscious points and change them. I believe that the truth is that we are creating a new strain of evolved humans that don't need emotions or religion
to live life because science nowadays can answer almost all questions, so our genetics are slowly turning us to feel dampened emotions and some individuals find this change odd and suffer through it feeling like they are loosing their
emotions. This should stop and we should instead embrace the fact that there is going to be no more pain, or suference after the mutation, and we'll have no need for pleasuring emotions such as reward, happiness or love so we'll
stop feeling them too. If you think about it now you think that it's a very dark prospect for humanity, but once we all have crossed the line we won't care anymore. Not caring about death is what we should do, instead of subconsciously thinking
there is something after life that judges us for what we have done during life. I believe that when we die, time, existence, sight, hearing ... Anything human disappears and we'll be back to the same status of what we were before birth: nothing. If you ask
yourself how you felt before birth your answer will be like "nothing" same after death. No paradise. No hell. Just a dispersion of energy in the meaningless universe. Once you know this and live life by these standards you can finally
acknowledge you're one of the most advanced tyoes of human species (without any disrespect to anyone with religious beliefs, god forbid we all tell ourselves things to feel better even IF these things might be lies).
This will free up so much of your mindspace that you will feel so light and free after finally coming open to yourself and finally understanding that life is just a dumb game, but don't hate the player, instead change the game ;) .

In my opinion depression is nothing but the staticity of neural activity, if nothing happens and we dont take our daily intake of neural stimulus, neurons stall and break neural pathway-connections that they have already made in the past and this affects our emotions in a way that makes
us feel like we're empty, that's why drugs temporarily inhibit depression symptoms, because they give the brain a very strong input of information (stimulating drugs) or inhibit our negative sensation of emptiness along with pain (depressive drugs) .
This is why if we develop a hobby, interest or simoly engage in mind stimulating activities we stop feeling depressed, it's all about crossing the wall of depression and making the first step to start recreating our original brain functionality.
Have you ever asked why there is no depression where there there is poverty and people are forced to work? I think that this is because they work!

I think that we can all agree depression is a relatively contemporary problem which wasnt there in the oast because inly today we get the necessary comodities without doing too much.
It's all in the detail, mosy depressed people only see a layer of life through their eyes.. they see a car? it's only a car for them. They see a painting, it's only a canvas with colors on it. I believe that the key to escape depression is to puncture through that first layer and
realising that there is so much more to life that we dont normally consider, and this is undoubtedly the main quality of any successful businessman: Steve jobs, bill gates, jeff beszos all saw this hidden layer in life and put their trademark where no other human
has ever been before.. and there is still so many other opportunities out there that no human has ever wondered with their imagination, like planets in a galaxy.
Open your eyes and suddenly you open your soul. Take a breath, and remember this. you're cured.


In my opinion we have been created with only one task: reproduction of the human species. If you're infertile, it doesnt matter
because there still is nothing after life which determines our value from the accomplishments that we achieved.
I say we try to succeed in that first, then do whatever we need to live an existence without suffering too much by catching the opportunities until the inevitable end.
Suddently, you find yourself in the futurre thinking back at that one time you used to be depressed and you'll think "Man! i dont have time for that anymore!"

Yes, I think that it's that simple.

Go ahead call me crazy, I bet you can't prove that I'm wrong!
 
Last edited by a moderator:
W

washington

Member
Joined
May 13, 2018
Messages
9
I respect your opinion and appreciate that you put this together. But, honestly, I found myself oversimplifying depression and emotions in a similar way but then they would strike back. Try reading this through when you have bad moments and you'll understand what I'm talking about.

Emotions exist for a reason, and while not all of them necessarily mean anything, some of them may hit you so hard that you won't be able to ignore them. This happens to everyone, not only to clinically depressed people.
 
Drooo

Drooo

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 8, 2016
Messages
876
Location
UK
Well I for one certainly don't see any cause for celebration in humans becoming robots.

You also seem to believe that depression stems from a lack of action, so to speak, is that right? If so, I would disagree. My own bouts of depression come along when they choose, whether things are going well in my life or otherwise; it doesn't care how much I've got going on, how much positivity is in my life, if it wants to come it does so. Oh, and medication doesn't really work for me either.

I would also disagree on the claim that "there is no depression where there is poverty and people are forced to work". I don't think that's true at all, depression exists all over. Are you more so suggesting that the 'shutting down' aspect of depression (hiding away in a dark room/staying in bed etc) is the 'luxury' option of contemporary society that isn't in poverty? That would certainly make more sense, although just how accurate that is I don't really know.
 
frogsplash

frogsplash

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 30, 2017
Messages
235
i read that having primitive bodies based on 'fight or flight', but living in a modern world where neither 'fight' or 'flight' can be used without ending up in prison(fight) or homeless(flight), seems to be one of the many causes of mental health problems

then there's things like having meaningful connections with others, diet, etc
(i want to say exercise also, but actually scientists say that it is more the 'exercise types' of people who tend to suffer less depression, rather than exercise itself helps with depression. i agree with that from experience. i tried jogging for a couple of months and all i got was the same amount of depression, along with now being even more tired than usual due to me loosing all of my energy from jogging.)

:sleep:
 
Drooo

Drooo

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 8, 2016
Messages
876
Location
UK
i read that having primitive bodies based on 'fight or flight', but living in a modern world where neither 'fight' or 'flight' can be used without ending up in prison(fight) or homeless(flight), seems to be one of the many causes of mental health problems.
That's an interesting thought. The 'fight' doesn't have to be as extreme as actual violence either, it can be the act of challenging something, which again, is constrained by modern society, perhaps chiefly by employment and the imprisonment you feel within a job to NOT react this way, or NOT say this, or do that. And also the flight side of things in that you cannot leave things when they present too big a problem, instead you're very often told to try to work through it. If you find yourself in working roles where these things are common - having to suppress a lot and put up with a lot - I can see how that could affect mental health in some people.
 
Top