This is something that has been running around my brain today. I was wondering how other people who suffer from depression feel about "heroic" stories. What I am referring to, for example, is the amputee who completes a 50 mile marathon in thier wheelchair or the teenager who is dying from a rare form of cancer and inspires everyone around them and has 500 people show up at their funeral and talk about how amazing they are. And here I am feeling good about just getting up and taking care of the basics.....talk about feeling useless. I literally can't STAND heroic stories,,,,they always make my depression about a hundred times worse. I KNOW I KNOW I shouldn't compare myself to others but it happens. I know I am a monster for even bringing this up. Ohhh,,,and these people always have a huge, support network of family and friends cheering them on and helping take care of them. I KNOW life is a gift and that we should be thankful for every day of it but truth be told I don't like my life much these days and I am just getting through the days on automatic.
Parkinson's disease, depression, anxiety disorder
"If you pursue evil with pleasure the pleasure passes away but the evil remains, if you pursue good with labor the good remains and the labor is not wasted."