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Re: And not just depression... crazy teresa

Posted by alexandra_k on October 13, 2005, at 4:52:52

In reply to Have you noticed how selfish depression is?, posted by crazy teresa on October 12, 2005, at 19:10:25

Other states too. Stress does that to me. And pain. Any extreme / intense emotional response. And I can become horribly self-absorbed for a time.

I think...

Everybody gets that. When they are in pain they become self-absorbed in the sense of being less able to help others. But some people... Are in those horrible states more often than others.

I think...

That yeah, thats not a nice thing to happen :-(
But it is understandable.
Its the way pretty much everybody responds to pain.

I also like to think...

That if you become aware of that...
Then you can even things out a little by supporting others (who are in one of those states themselves) when you are in a better place.
And that because some people are there more than others...
We are more sensitive to how horrible and lonely it can feel and thus more sensitive to reaching out to others when we are doing better and they are doing not so good.

Or at least...

It can be.

> It makes everything about yourself. Me, me, me, me, me, me.
>
> Maybe if we just got over ourselves, we'd be less depressed.
>
> Comments?

 

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