Are You Depressed?

The origins of the imperative, "know thyself", are lost in the sands of time, but the age-old examination of human consciousness continues here.

Are you depressed?

Yes
1
13%
No
7
88%
 
Total votes : 8

Are You Depressed?

Postby Fixed Cross » Tue May 05, 2020 5:26 pm

ec15a18f-b0ed-4446-ba66-e8cbf8d95d38_1.67e71235afafce1d8db78aaf072e708d.jpeg
ec15a18f-b0ed-4446-ba66-e8cbf8d95d38_1.67e71235afafce1d8db78aaf072e708d.jpeg (181.5 KiB) Viewed 3710 times
or perhaps not at all.
Last edited by Fixed Cross on Thu May 07, 2020 12:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
The strong do what they can, the weak accept what they must.
- Thucydides
Image -
Before the Light - Den 8 - The Tree of Life
User avatar
Fixed Cross
Doric Usurper
 
Posts: 10710
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:53 am
Location: the black ships

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby Fixed Cross » Thu May 07, 2020 12:52 am

The strong do what they can, the weak accept what they must.
- Thucydides
Image -
Before the Light - Den 8 - The Tree of Life
User avatar
Fixed Cross
Doric Usurper
 
Posts: 10710
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:53 am
Location: the black ships

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby Fixed Cross » Mon May 11, 2020 10:45 pm

I used to be depressed for definitely 10 years. I didn't take any pills though or feel really hopeless. I just was depressed as fuck because people were not what I reckoned they were and thus I was also not what I reckoned I was. I got into low down trouble and that sort of helped me forcing a way out, because I was still me, not some loser.
The strong do what they can, the weak accept what they must.
- Thucydides
Image -
Before the Light - Den 8 - The Tree of Life
User avatar
Fixed Cross
Doric Usurper
 
Posts: 10710
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:53 am
Location: the black ships

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby Fixed Cross » Mon May 11, 2020 10:47 pm

Depression is resentment the inability to overcome the reasons for it. But because I am Nietzscheanic I knew all this and I didn't take my resentment as something noble or worthy, I just realized with a lot of pain that I was weak of conscience and perhaps even weak of nature. I had to find that out. I did find it out, I was hardly weak lol but damn, was it useful to think I might be.
The strong do what they can, the weak accept what they must.
- Thucydides
Image -
Before the Light - Den 8 - The Tree of Life
User avatar
Fixed Cross
Doric Usurper
 
Posts: 10710
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:53 am
Location: the black ships

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby Mr Reasonable » Tue May 12, 2020 6:49 am

You see...a pimp's love is very different from that of a square.
Dating a stripper is like eating a noisy bag of chips in church. Everyone looks at you in disgust, but deep down they want some too.

What exactly is logic? -Magnus Anderson

Support the innocence project on AmazonSmile instead of Turd's African savior biker dude.
http://www.innocenceproject.org/
User avatar
Mr Reasonable
resident contrarian
 
Posts: 26064
Joined: Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:54 am
Location: pimping a hole straight through the stratosphere itself

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby Fixed Cross » Tue May 12, 2020 11:32 pm

Which is why its rare for a philosopher not to be a misanthrope.
The strong do what they can, the weak accept what they must.
- Thucydides
Image -
Before the Light - Den 8 - The Tree of Life
User avatar
Fixed Cross
Doric Usurper
 
Posts: 10710
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:53 am
Location: the black ships

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby Fixed Cross » Tue May 12, 2020 11:35 pm

Only the French can pull off a kind of neutral stance. Which is why France is the best cure for depression, and why the French live longer, and why "God in France" is a saying.
The strong do what they can, the weak accept what they must.
- Thucydides
Image -
Before the Light - Den 8 - The Tree of Life
User avatar
Fixed Cross
Doric Usurper
 
Posts: 10710
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:53 am
Location: the black ships

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby Fixed Cross » Tue May 12, 2020 11:37 pm

In Germany you have to be insane and poetic to make sense. In French you can say there was dust on the window and the sun was hot and people will understand the soul of their ancestors.


Damn it, now im actually being esoteric.
The strong do what they can, the weak accept what they must.
- Thucydides
Image -
Before the Light - Den 8 - The Tree of Life
User avatar
Fixed Cross
Doric Usurper
 
Posts: 10710
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:53 am
Location: the black ships

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby phoneutria » Wed May 13, 2020 12:53 am

i albert camused it because i fucking love the fuck out of life
phoneutria
purveyor of enchantment, advocate of pulchritude AND venomously disarming
 
Posts: 3172
Joined: Fri May 23, 2014 5:37 am

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby MagsJ » Wed May 13, 2020 4:25 pm

Fixed Cross wrote:..or perhaps not at all.

Melancholic, but not depressed.. it’s always been my natural default mood setting since young, then sometimes Choleric, then barely Phlegmatic, and hardly ever Sanguine.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_temperaments
Image

Four fundamental personality types
Most individuals tend to have aspects of their personality which identify with each of the four temperaments. However, there are usually one or two primary temperaments that are displayed at a significantly higher level. An individual could be any combination of the following four types.

Sanguine personality type is described primarily as being highly talkative, enthusiastic, active, and social. Sanguines tend to be more extroverted and enjoy being part of a crowd; they find that being social, outgoing, and charismatic is easy to accomplish. Individuals with this personality have a hard time doing nothing and engage in more risk seeking behavior.

Choleric individuals tend to be more extroverted. They are described as independent, decisive, goal-oriented, and ambitious. These combined with their dominant, result-oriented outlook make them natural leaders. In Greek, Medieval, and Renaissance thought, they were also violent, vengeful, and short-tempered.

Melancholic individuals tend to be analytical and detail-oriented, and they are deep thinkers and feelers. They are introverted and try to avoid being singled out in a crowd. A melancholic personality leads to self-reliant individuals who are thoughtful, reserved, and often anxious. They often strive for perfection within themselves and their surroundings, which leads to tidy and detail-oriented behavior.

Phlegmatic individuals tend to be relaxed, peaceful, quiet, and easy-going. They are sympathetic and care about others, yet they try to hide their emotions. Phlegmatic individuals are also good at generalising ideas or problems to the world and making compromises.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. - MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something at some point in time.. Wait, What! - MagsJ


Nobilis Est Ira Leonis | Om Surya Devaay namah | Manus justa nardus
User avatar
MagsJ
The Londonist: a chic geek
 
Posts: 20079
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:59 pm
Location: London, NC1 … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …Suryaloka.. the sun

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby Fixed Cross » Sun May 31, 2020 7:32 pm

I am obviously Choleric.
The strong do what they can, the weak accept what they must.
- Thucydides
Image -
Before the Light - Den 8 - The Tree of Life
User avatar
Fixed Cross
Doric Usurper
 
Posts: 10710
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:53 am
Location: the black ships

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby Meno_ » Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:31 am

No I an not depressed not by any means, life is beautiful and god is not god spelled backwards.

Depression is a luxury some people are not allowed to make. And that is the honest truth.


Actually....I wanted to change my option to yes, because I do get depressed at times. But I just don't want to admit it, because it is a sign of weak mindedness.

I rather settle for the anxiety at times.

However the way You had it set up, it is not possible to change it.
Meno_
ILP Legend
 
Posts: 6849
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:39 am
Location: Mysterium Tremendum

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby Fixed Cross » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:40 pm

I agree on all points.
The strong do what they can, the weak accept what they must.
- Thucydides
Image -
Before the Light - Den 8 - The Tree of Life
User avatar
Fixed Cross
Doric Usurper
 
Posts: 10710
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:53 am
Location: the black ships

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby surreptitious75 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:14 pm


I am not depressed and my personality type is between melancholic and phlegmatic
A MIND IS LIKE A PARACHUTE : IT DOES NOT WORK UNLESS IT IS OPEN
surreptitious75
Philosopher
 
Posts: 1434
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:48 pm

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby MagsJ » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:10 am

-
Mediate more, they say.. and so you do.. and then the thoughts came, and what horrendously negative and awful thoughts they were.. why would the mind even do that to it’s host, to such a debilitating extent as to cause the worst anxiety that could ever be imagined.

But one can get through it.. if you just keep going, and when you’ve had enough for the day, just go to bed and do it all again in the morning.. until one day, many months later.. you wake up, and can now keep them at bay, at will.. the power they once had over you, now gone forever. A rite of passage, for All to experience at some point in their lives? who knows.

The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. - MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something at some point in time.. Wait, What! - MagsJ


Nobilis Est Ira Leonis | Om Surya Devaay namah | Manus justa nardus
User avatar
MagsJ
The Londonist: a chic geek
 
Posts: 20079
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:59 pm
Location: London, NC1 … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …Suryaloka.. the sun

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby Meno_ » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:49 am

And there is a quick cure, it comes through a crack, when You experience Your first miracle, and that person you prayed for becomes loved!
Meno_
ILP Legend
 
Posts: 6849
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:39 am
Location: Mysterium Tremendum

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby MagsJ » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:05 am

Meno_ wrote:And there is a quick cure, it comes through a crack, when You experience Your first miracle, and that person you prayed for becomes loved!

Well I wish I’d known that sooner/months ago.. #-o Wish I’d seen that video sooner rather than later/last year though, too. :|

How would I, or anyone, be able to emotionally grow if we didn’t experience new phenomena and things/how would they be able to become innate..? they wouldn’t! A wasted experience has no utility in the first place.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. - MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something at some point in time.. Wait, What! - MagsJ


Nobilis Est Ira Leonis | Om Surya Devaay namah | Manus justa nardus
User avatar
MagsJ
The Londonist: a chic geek
 
Posts: 20079
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:59 pm
Location: London, NC1 … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …Suryaloka.. the sun

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby Meno_ » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:09 am

MagsJ wrote:
Meno_ wrote:And there is a quick cure, it comes through a crack, when You experience Your first miracle, and that person you prayed for becomes loved!

Well I wish I’d known that sooner/months ago.. #-o Wish I’d seen that video sooner rather than later/last year though, too. :|

How would I, or anyone, be able to emotionally grow if we didn’t experience new phenomena and things/how would they be able to become innate..? they wouldn’t! A wasted experience has no utility in the first place.



True! So for me anyhow the other side of the equation is to not look back, regretfully.
Meno_
ILP Legend
 
Posts: 6849
Joined: Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:39 am
Location: Mysterium Tremendum

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby MagsJ » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:37 am

Meno_ wrote:And there is a quick cure, it comes through a crack, when You experience Your first miracle, and that person you prayed for becomes loved!
I might go for that option.. if ever there’s a next time :P but I pray to my ancestors that there’s not going to be a next time, or they wouldn’t have done their jobs right.. but I guess it’s good to know what one can be capable of, before walking away from the resultant state of it all, and leaving it all behind me.

How would I, or anyone, be able to emotionally grow if we didn’t experience new phenomena and things/how would they be able to become innate..? they wouldn’t! A wasted experience has no utility in the first place.
True! So for me anyhow the other side of the equation is to not look back, regretfully.

I hope that for you too, I really do..
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. - MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something at some point in time.. Wait, What! - MagsJ


Nobilis Est Ira Leonis | Om Surya Devaay namah | Manus justa nardus
User avatar
MagsJ
The Londonist: a chic geek
 
Posts: 20079
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:59 pm
Location: London, NC1 … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …Suryaloka.. the sun

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby Berkley Babes » Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:05 pm

I have always found this type of question fascinating, because it is impossible to feel any which way all the time. I am familiar with sadness and I have happy moments. But to say I am sad or happy, as if it were permanent way to define myself just doesn't work for me.

Change is the constant.
User avatar
Berkley Babes
 
Posts: 141
Joined: Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:18 pm
Location: Everywheres In The Atmosfear

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby Fixed Cross » Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:23 pm

Depression is not an emotion, it is a structural chemical imbalance.
A depressed person will not have the normal spectrum of varying emotions that you describe.

Use your fascination, like Guns N Roses used their illusion.
Much that lies beneath the surface is worthy of at least perceiving the once.
The strong do what they can, the weak accept what they must.
- Thucydides
Image -
Before the Light - Den 8 - The Tree of Life
User avatar
Fixed Cross
Doric Usurper
 
Posts: 10710
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:53 am
Location: the black ships

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby Berkley Babes » Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:36 pm

Fixed Cross wrote:Depression is not an emotion, it is a structural chemical imbalance.
A depressed person will not have the normal spectrum of varying emotions that you describe.

Use your fascination, like Guns N Roses used their illusion.
Much that lies beneath the surface is worthy of at least perceiving the once.



Yes, it is an emotion. It's related to sadness, the same way irritability is related to anger. Cousins are family, right? Sorry to November Rain down on your parade.

You're right about the normal spectrum and the variance. It does seem to persist. But nobody is just one state forever. That's not to make light of those who have to endure those structural elements.

People who say they are the reverse, they are happy, are not happy all the time, either. What lies beneath the surface is some degree of suffering for everyone. So I've perceived.
User avatar
Berkley Babes
 
Posts: 141
Joined: Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:18 pm
Location: Everywheres In The Atmosfear

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby Fixed Cross » Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:31 pm

Berkley Babes wrote:
Fixed Cross wrote:Depression is not an emotion, it is a structural chemical imbalance.
A depressed person will not have the normal spectrum of varying emotions that you describe.

Use your fascination, like Guns N Roses used their illusion.
Much that lies beneath the surface is worthy of at least perceiving the once.



Yes, it is an emotion. It's related to sadness, the same way irritability is related to anger. Cousins are family, right? Sorry to November Rain down on your parade.

Its like a cell for the substance which otherwise would be emotion - moving, a kaleidoscope, the one side of the coin of which the mind is the other. I don't mean to call your words Lies. But I do have appetite for the destruction of inaccuracies.

You're right about the normal spectrum and the variance. It does seem to persist. But nobody is just one state forever. That's not to make light of those who have to endure those structural elements.

People who say they are the reverse, they are happy, are not happy all the time, either. What lies beneath the surface is some degree of suffering for everyone. So I've perceived.

You've perceived everyone, eh?
(Canadian "eh")

But yeah. Anyone who claims he's only ever always positively feeling glad is likely a psychopath or has an emotional intelligence of a turd.
The strong do what they can, the weak accept what they must.
- Thucydides
Image -
Before the Light - Den 8 - The Tree of Life
User avatar
Fixed Cross
Doric Usurper
 
Posts: 10710
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:53 am
Location: the black ships

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby MagsJ » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:51 am

..but did you watch the video, Fixed?

I came across it waaaaay after the fact, but such information can be affirming/confirming, to our already existing knowledge-base. I can see/understand why my mind manifested some thoughts, but not all of those thoughts.. it felt like an evolutionary need, enforced upon the self by the self.. think/do or die.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. - MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something at some point in time.. Wait, What! - MagsJ


Nobilis Est Ira Leonis | Om Surya Devaay namah | Manus justa nardus
User avatar
MagsJ
The Londonist: a chic geek
 
Posts: 20079
Joined: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:59 pm
Location: London, NC1 … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … …Suryaloka.. the sun

Re: Are You Depressed?

Postby Fixed Cross » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:42 pm

MagsJ wrote:..but did you watch the video, Fixed?

I came across it waaaaay after the fact, but such information can be affirming/confirming, to our already existing knowledge-base. I can see/understand why my mind manifested some thoughts, but not all of those thoughts.. it felt like an evolutionary need, enforced upon the self by the self.. think/do or die.

No I actually missed that video, watched it now.
True enough, of course.
Basic silence, watching-thoughts-pass-by meditation releases whatever is in the subconscious to the consciousness almost like paint coming off of the walls.
It can be anything, it will usually be stuff charged with all kinds of emotions and instincts, as it has been stored up there since birth or before.
The strong do what they can, the weak accept what they must.
- Thucydides
Image -
Before the Light - Den 8 - The Tree of Life
User avatar
Fixed Cross
Doric Usurper
 
Posts: 10710
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:53 am
Location: the black ships

Next

Return to Psychology and Mind



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

cron