Re: Extropy in the personal sphere

Kennita Watson (
Sun, 24 Aug 1997 18:27:22 -0700

>On Fri, 22 Aug 1997, Anton Sherwood wrote:
>> I believe anyone who talks like that
>> has no idea what real depression is. :(
>I'd disagree.
>> How can I decide to be happy, at a moment
>> when I can't remember what happy means?!
>In my experience, much 'real depression' comes from getting into an
>internal loop, worrying continuously about things you can't change. I used
>to do that a lot, but these days if it's something I can't change I just
>don't worry about it and get on with things. Hence I'm happy most of the
Real depression is a clinical, not a psychological, phenomenon, quite
different from sadness, though extreme sadness is one of its symptoms.
People with imbalances in their brain chemistry need medicine at least
as much as pep talks.


Kennita Watson | The bond that links your true family is not one of blood,| but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do
| members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
| -- Richard Bach, _Illusions_