Depression is a psychological problem. That means it first strike the mind. Then later you feel the effect all over. You undergo a period of unhappiness or low morale which lasts longer than several weeks and may include self-inflicted injury or suicide.
Perhaps you might have loved someone so much, then just from nowhere the person announces a break up. You keep wondering what could have occassioned it. What was your offense. Could he/she be seeing somebody else? Why all these are happening now? Yet you cannot get the answer.
Or perhaps you’re the fellow that no matter how hard you design and update your CV there’s no company that is interested in hiring you. Infant you have even gone an extra mile to use all the nice words from the Oxford dictionary to describe how competent you are, yet no employer is charmed by your advanced vocabularies. Then you ask yourself why? The more you ask yourself the more confused you become.
If you have been a victim of such circumstances that robbed the once admired smile on your face then this article is for you. Don’t allow depression to curtail your happiness.
There are two things that can cause depression
Asking the question “why”
Questioning things that are beyond your thinking is as good as asking who created God. As you know not the path of the wind, or how bones develop in the womb of a pregnant woman, so you don’t know the work of God who allows everything.
The situation which you cannot change leave it; never concentrate on the hidden things of life to find answers (why am this short) but focus on what you can tackle. Because as you keep guessing on the answers to your questions, one idea leads to the other. Eventually the mind get compounded with many ideas (mawazo in Swahili) and that’s how you slip into depression.
It’s only God that can answer some questions but men can postulate.
This has been a snare for almost every upcoming musicians or any other artists. At an average point of view every human beings secretly crave for fame. It’s natural; but disastrous when obsessed with it.
Statistics has revealed that most celebrities suffer depression, and some get to the extreme of taking their own lives. For example Robin Williams, the comedian American actor who made a name for himself in Hollywood died, with the final autopsy reports indicating suicide by hanging.
So my dear understand one thing that fame and wealth won’t make you happy, even the wisest and wealthiest man ever lived-Solomon was once depressed; later he concluded that all is vanity. Robin himself said before his death: “I used to think the worst thing in life is to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.” He thought he reached his destination by being fame but life proved him wrong. Rather fame took his life.
Therefore never get pissed off when people don’t recognize and acknowledge your efforts. It’s normal. If you’re famous already don’t allow it to get into your head. Live a normal life; and never mind what people will say about you. Avoid impressing the public and craving for perfection. Be yourself.
In conclusion someone once said ” A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end.”