if there is the right purpose, it's living. if it is aimless, then it's plodding on. in the first place, life is not meant to be smooth going. life has a purpose. you are here not by chance. life is a journey. the philosopher in Ecclesiastes said life is all vanity.
Yes it's a choice to some degree- if you count out cetain things Do you suffer w/ depression or any serious mental illness or physical? If you do, you'd understand that sometimes we can't be happy ALL the time
Nothing's impossible my dear..seriously! Depression is primarily a state of mind. There are many natural remedies that will help reduce the effects of depression. The biggest factor is stress, which is also primarily a state of mind. The mind is a very powerful and flexible organism. You do have to power to change how you feel about what's going on around you, at will.
A proper diet will also help immensely, as well as stopping smoking etc. Anything you can do to eliminate your exposure to man-made chemicals, and drugs, and also eliminate the 'same old, same old'. Go for it.
yes i agree with schoolgirlforreal that depression is hard to deal with. a better environment helps. depression can really pull a person down. easier said than done..depression is hard to deal with. i know of 1 or 2 persons. from what i know, the right thinking is important. normally the person can't help himself. a kind, genuine, loving person who knows the spiritual truth very well is the person to encourage. a lot of encouragement is needed.
I am 41 and was diagnosed with clinical depression over four years ago. I have learned to accept that medication will be part of my life and have come to terms with the fact that I do not have the coping skills...
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