weight of depression

This is a simple & yet amazingly powerful post. I am in awe of this author’s ability to put depression into words.


Did you ever stop to think about the fact that emotions have a weight associated with them? When you are happy, you feel lighter. You feel buoyed up and capable. When you are in love you feel like you are “floating on air”. When you are sad and struggling against the tide of depression, think about how heavy that feels. It brings you “down”. You feel so heavy, that sometimes it’s a simple struggle to stand up and get out of bed.

No one can tell you how much their own feelings weigh, because each persons scale is individually calibrated and we can not see the sets of weights and measures others employ and use, against our own.

How much does depression weigh?  How much weight can you carry? How strong are you, anyway? I think that the more you have to handle, the more you have to exercise your…

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