Posted by Noa on January 26, 2000, at 7:55:42
In reply to Re: Give Me a Break!, posted by Noa on January 26, 2000, at 7:28:23
On a more serious note, Erik's use of the term "run-of-the-mill depressions" hints at a competitiveness that is pretty useless, in my opinion. The idea that any individual's depression is somehow special, more special than anyone else's is ridiculous. Needing to feel that one's depression is more special probably speaks to one of the personal needs that the person is struggling with and that contributes to the depression in the first place ("I must be special just to be ok"). It certainly isn't a trait (when expressed overtly, anyway) that facilitates good social relationships.