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"Just living is not enough", said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
— Hans Christian Andersen.


Before a brick falls to the ground,
smashing into pieces upon impact,
grab it and keep it safe and sound,
so that everything will remain in tact.



I believe this is a term overused by people nowadays. 

Well, if you think about it, how often do you hear your friends complaining about stress or being in a bad mood and calling themselves depressed.

It is undeniable that the fast pace of life and competitiveness in Singapore is causing a lot of stress. But depression? Perhaps that is a little too strong of a word to use on every day life stress.

Too much homework? Depressed.
Too bored? Depressed.
Not enough friends? Depressed.
Too many friends but nothing in common? Depressed.
In a relationship but not enough attention? Depressed.
Just broke up? Depressed.
Family doesn't care about you? Depressed.
Family cares too much about you? Depressed.

Do you realise what those factors have in common? Do you know what it proves?

Satisfaction level is way too low. People are too bored with time and life that they stress over the most redundant things! Which inevitably leads to them diagnosing themselves as depressed.

"Hey, I'm depressed. Talk to me later."
How often have you heard that? 

Maybe not everyday or some of you might not have even heard of that before. 
But I believe it's some kind of first world problem? Where people can no longer take stress and begin to call themselves depressed.

Right, so let's say you really are "depressed" as you claim to be. I don't see you having the guts to see a psychologist or psychiatrist? Or even a basic counsellor, like a school counsellor or something?

I'm not quite sure if people are using "depression" as an excuse for attention seeking or escaping their workload or they are just plain bored.

Sometimes it irks me that people are throwing this word around like it's cool to be depressed. 

Look, if you really have a problem, do something about it? 
But not on twitter or facebook, please.

Pluck up some courage to see a psychologist, psychiatrist or counsellor.

No one is going to laugh.
Other than people like me who see bored humans posting about their self-diagnosed depression all over social media platforms.



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