My therapist told me a while ago that in her 30+ years of practice, it has always seemed to be the most creative and intelligent people that tended to struggle the most with depression. She decided that being smart and sensitive also makes you see things that others don't see, or see things in a way that others don't see. I thought of her comment when I read your post, as I view you as a very smart and very sensitive person! Please don't change the way you are. As Karen said, I wish there were more people in the world like you. Trust me....as you move forward in life, you WILL meet people who understand you and relate to you, and it will be a wonderful experience. Keep the faith, Erik. We so appreciate you here.
Hi Erik, I'm sorry you are feeling down, but it is good that you got that helpful message. I think because you are sensitive you take things much harder. You are so intellingent and I know that causes you to think a lot but maybe sometimes things are just the way they are. I do not think the world or nature is perfect. If it were why would we have tornados and tsunamis and hurricanes, earthquakes. These are all things we have to learn to accept and help where we can. I am sure the Mother chastising her little girl was upsetting and nobody likes to see such things. Maybe she was just being over protective. Try to take each day as it comes and don't think too far in advance. As my therapist always tells me "don't borrow trouble." I am slowly learning not to think too far in advance and I have really learned to give up the past. Hope your days will improve. Gardening is excellent therapy.
Just stopping in very late today but wanted to add my support to all of the great support you have received.
I am always here for you even thow I am a bit distracted these days but my heart is here with you in the Depression Forum.
Glad your have good karma...................and I am thinking of you. Take care my friend and know we are here for you.
Hugs at you,