I really feel like the only person left who is happy. I find these pics super unrelatable and there is no way most of us feel like this. Not demonizing anyone just posting my thoughts.
@MetalHeadTony, happy people unite!
@MetalHeadTony, give me your secrets.
@MetalHeadTony, happiness comes in small doses. People need to appreciate the little Joy's in life. Puppy kisses, chocolate chip cookies, a hot bowl of tomato soup with grilled cheese on a rainy afternoon.
@MetalHeadTony, just don’t think about how bad things really are. Maintain that bliss, because when it’s gone it’s never coming back.
@farkleberry dumbbell, I replied to you but it didn’t show on my phone so sorry if this double posts. My main secret is to always set plans in advance. I always have stuff planned months away to keep me motivated and working. Like a comedian or a concert or even just visiting an aquarium. Ask friends to go and hope they go but ask them to go as a gesture and plan to do these things alone. Eventually people will see how our going you are will join you.
@MetalHeadTony, anxious but happy and little things make me happy
@madeyoulook2, I feel that. It’s all gonna be good bro/sis. What can go wrong? What did I forget? What’s wrong right now? The answer is nothing important. And if it is actually important life will go on. Also smoke a J. That seems to help my girlfriend
@MetalHeadTony, Actually statistically it is an absurdly large amount of people who feel this way. Personally I believe it’s due to the increase in level of mandatory education along with the push for our society to be more and more productive with less time to sit back and simply enjoy life. So although I’m super glad you’re happy (hold on to that happiness) it is a whole lot of people (potentially even the majority) that feel this way.
@Blasphemy is Fun, for people with clinical depression/anxiety/overall mental health I feel true pity. For the average person I do not. I know howl easy it is to be happy. The only hard part is being open and vulnerable enough at first to accept that pretty much nothing matters. Sounds scary at first but it’s not, it’s freeing. You can quit your job. You can move away. You can go back to school and the world will never notice. What matters is that you notice and that you find peace with yourself.
@MetalHeadTony, yeah, but in our medication crazed, woah as me, feel sorry for everyone, society, I almost believe this type of thinking has become cool! It’s cool to have and talk about a mental illness! It’s cool to be depressed and say you want to commit suicide! It’s all attention seeking behavior! I get sad sometimes sure, I get overly happy too! It’s the balance of life! If you are sad ALL THE TIME, I feel it’s something that you want, more than an actual disorder holding you back! Now before the hateful comments come, I’m not dismissing mental disorders, in fact, leading up to my divorce and after, I struggled with depression and paranoia! But I fought through it and beat it instead of letting it overcome my life and continue to live with it! Good luck everyone and love you all.....
@Suicide Squad Sucks, have you tried grilled cheese on French bread with French onion cream cheese instead of butter? And maybe a bit of pepper jack instead of American??? Oh boy, that’s livin
@celtics313131, I see what you are saying. My happiness is also based in that we are just animals trying to survive. No matter what happens I will have the ability to eat, sleep under a roof and be warm today with very few exceptions. The rest is just details of me surviving. My job, where I love and what I have are all bonus to the amazing world
@MetalHeadTony, depression IS pretty rampant, nowadays. The whole ‘crisis of meaning’, and whatnot.
@I Are Lebo, identifying with depression and have the actual physical chemical imbalance that cause it are two different things and I don’t have stats for either
@MetalHeadTony, I agree! Great mindset
@MetalHeadTony, other than attention seekers, they’re really not. How exactly does one purport to tell the difference between someone who is depressed because their life sucks and someone who is depressed because there’s a chemical imbalance in their brain?
I mean, if someone shares with you that every morning they wake up disappointed that they didn’t die in their sleep, does it really matter to you what the root cause of their depression is?
@I Are Lebo, I doubt as many people as you are implying wake up honestly saying
@MetalHeadTony, well, let’s just say I can’t speak for other people
@I Are Lebo, agreed. After all, you is lebo
@MetalHeadTony, indeed I are
@MetalHeadTony, don't flex on me too hard, damn
@StarsAyyy, I am unfamiliar with the proper usage of the word “flex.” So with that I say, fam.
@I Are Lebo, I agree with you, but the only thing I will say is the people who just hate their life, I feel have many many ways to fix it, but they either don’t have the will, don’t think they have the tools, are too lazy, or just want to wallow and have people feel sorry for them!
@MetalHeadTony, that's like, a medium yike. It just means to show off basically. Zoomer lingo lesson of the day
@StarsAyyy, *relaxes muscles*
to put it in a rhyme
most of the time
people are doin just fine
we feel inclined
and relate, to one another
we are all brothers,
and sisters too
Bad day, feeling down
wear a frown
no ones around
and you still miss her
or maybe its a he
maybe it may be an emergency
but no matter what
when it come to tha
we open up
Happy to see
a bunch other people
feeling just like me
those of you who dont feel this temporarily
I hope you see a family
FP is more than memes you see
@celtics313131, there are many reasons and more. With me, I think it’s a vicious circle of nihilism feeding depression and in turn being fed by it. Probably also a chemical issue considering I’ve had depressive episodes that were (as far as I could tell) without cause.
@salty joe, beautiful
@MetalHeadTony, I can’t speak for others but I’ve had clinical depression and generalized anxiety for years and it fvcking sucks because it’s genetic and I was a super happy kid so I totally know how easy it is to be happy until it isn’t. You’ll never know what somebody else is going through and I can’t say how many people are going through the same thing as me but if they are... then I wish them all the best because even just getting up is hard. I’ll also say it’s extremely hard to tell, nobody in my close friend group knew I was depressed and they were all super surprised when I told them. I’m rambling now but I hope this made some sense.
@I Are Lebo, you are right, there are probably a ton I failed to mention! And I’m not trying to judge, although it sounds like I am, sorry! I just wish our society, Hell our world as a whole could shift into a more positive light! But too much hate and problems for that to ever happen
@MetalHeadTony, I think that most people are happy, but pretty much any negatives in life feel like they outweigh the positives, it’s just human nature for us to feel that way.
@Blasphemy is Fun, depression is something that people can’t understand unless they’ve experienced it. That draining feeling that just strips the colours out of the world and narrows your entire view to how miserable you are. The point where numbness is preferable to feeling because the only feelings you seem to be capable of are sadness or anger, and being angry all the time is just exhausting. It’s the sensation where you don’t want to do anything but you also don’t want to do nothing.
It drives me up the wall when people are like “just look on the bright side”. It doesn’t work that way, and if it does, then you didn’t have depression.
@I Are Lebo, Indeed. People often seem to view depression as “Being super sad, but like all sadness it will pass in a few days or else you’re faking for attention” which is just fundamentally inaccurate and if you go in with that viewpoint, then you’re not going to understand it in any way. I just try to focus on me though and not worry about what others think.
@Blasphemy is Fun, the people who would offer suggestions like “just tough it out”, or “just smile for long enough and it’ll feel better”, or the infamous “just cheer up” have no idea what it’s like to live under a dark cloud that follows you everywhere you go and affects everything you do.
@I Are Lebo, my sister felt exactly like how you described..me with a useless psych degree failed to understand the gravity of it..i knew it was depression and gave her the kind of advice people are giving here.. she ended up committing suicide.. people need professional psychotherapy to redesign their thought processes that goes haywire. Friends and family cant provide this but can be there for support .. like the sick need doctors immediately.. mentally sick need psychologists
@MetalHeadTony, i wouldnt call myself a happy person (mainly cuz i picture super outgoing and energetic people and dear lord get them away from me) but im not depressed either and i try to find the silver lining in everything. Im overall content with my life and while i do generally dislike people and any stress i have is caused by them, i still dont consider sadness an overwhelming feeling. The suicidal/depressed memes are a lil overboard lately for sure tho.
@warrior princess 7, I have a ton of empathy for you and your sister. It gets to a point where you get tunnel vision and you can’t care about anything, including the pain you will give to your loved ones.
I’ve been at a point for years now where I long for death, but I absolutely refuse to make my parents bury me. I will not reward their support, love, and care by hurting them that way. It would hurt my parents less if I killed THEM than it would for me to kill myself and I’ve sworn that if I get to the point where I can’t care about that anymore I’ll commit myself to a psychiatric facility.
@MetalHeadTony, having grown up with a severely depressed mother who spent much of my childhood hospitalized, I intellectually understand that some people feel this way uncontrollably, but I’ll never be able to truly relate to it. To me there is joy in every day and good in any situation. And when you can’t see it, you accept that the bad will pass.
I think happiness comes from what you can make for yourself. Sure, other people are important to have in your life, but taking care of your own passions is equally as important. I used to feel depressed and lonely but no much anymore. I find I like having responsibilities to keep me occupied, they give my daily life meaning. Keep trying things until you find that missing piece of the puzzle.
@LowBlowBro, I agree 100% about keeping yourself occupied. Small daily goals go a long way. Make your bed, go for a run/walk, clean the bathroom. Literally anything small goes a long way and snowballs
Sadness is way sexier in Inside Out.
Speaking of sadness though, everyone hear about the ProJared news?
@celtics313131, he allegedly cheated on his wife, Heidi, and they are now getting a divorce. I only say allegedly because I don’t truly know everything going on, but the evidence seems to be pretty stacked against him. I believe Heidi on this one. It’s really sad, because Heidi sounds like she really tried and believed in him, but he wouldn’t change. Also, his fans loved him and now they’re all devastated too.
@wtninja, who is Jared
@celtics313131, he’s a semi-famous YouTube celebrity and streamer.
@wtninja, got ya
Change sadness to crippling lack of motivation and you have it right.
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