Much alike the four calendar seasons (spring, summer, autumn and winter) depression is temporary, nonpermanent, cyclical—in other words, it comes and goes.
It’s a normal part of life, and the sooner we learn to embrace it as such, the better. Depression is, after all, the process from which we grow and become better versions of ourselves.
We've adopted the medical/pharmaceutical definition of the word depression. By adopting this definition, by claiming it, internalizing it, digesting it, defending it, your brain chemistry changes.
And then we have to rely on drugs and medicine to keep your brains stimulated.
The antithesis of depression is expression. The buildup of unexpressed thoughts and emotions are a result of internal and external pressures, responsibilities, expectations, insecurities, fears, anxieties, woes. You
There comes a point when it all becomes too much, too depressing, and we begin to hide from our problems, we make ourselves small, conserve, minimize, distance ourselves from all pressures, internal and external.
Depression is like rainwater. It sucks to get caught in the rain. Your clothes get all soggy and wet, you get sick. Not to mention rainy weather can really put a damper on things. Instead of going to the park and kicking a ball around, you now have to stay home and watch television reruns.
But without enough rainwater, plants can’t grow. When plants receive the right amount of water, they flourish. Not enough and they shrivel up and die. Too much and their roots begin to rot.
Without the right amount of depression, people can't get the nutrients they need to sustain life. Not enough depression and they shrivel up and die. Too much and they become bitter and angry.