Re: Unhappiness (Was Extropian ...)

Lady D'Los (
Thu, 15 Oct 1998 04:57:45 PDT

At 04:04 AM 10/11/98 -0400, Mary Therise Gleason wrote:

>I once suffered from Clinical Depression as a teenager. (snip)
>Gradually, I burnt it out of my system, but with it I think
>I lost something. Like the other side of the coin, "happiness", if you
>understand that...

I find this paragraph far more sincere than the remainder of your post which was laden with namecalling and rude affront extinquishing any readible point. What you lost might be on the other side of this.


I have been diagnosed as being Clinically Depressed and have been such the majority of my life. The Winters are the worse, yet I think I know what you mean about 'loosing' something. It was such a part of yourself that you almost feel you betray that side of you when you're not in that state of mind. Correct?

"If the gods are with you there...
it is because you have discovered them there, drawn them up out of your soul's need for them and dreamed them into the landscape to make it shine. ...We have dreamed all these things in our deepest lives and they are ourselves.
It is our self we are making out there,
and when the landscape is complete
we shall have become the gods
who are intended to fill it."

("An Imaginary Life" By: David Malouf)

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