What It’s Like To Be Optimistic And Depressed At The Same Time

The struggle is real

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Being a very happy, optimistic person with depression is a strange combination. When there is talk of someone struggling with depression, most people assume they’re miserable. They can’t laugh, they can’t smile, they can’t enjoy themselves, they don’t feel happiness.

Depression can be enveloping, it can take over your life and dictate your mood. It can make you think irrationally and feel unreasonably and make you feel completely and utterly alone in the world. But it’s possible to be a happy person with depression. I’m one of those people.

I am a naturally sad person. I can’t help it – it’s just who I am. No matter how much fun I may be having, or how happy I may feel, there is a permanent sadness lingering in the back of my mind. But I’ve learned to live with it.

I’ve come to terms with the fact that I will never…

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4 thoughts on “What It’s Like To Be Optimistic And Depressed At The Same Time

  1. This sounds like me when I was younger. The way I read this, it just reminded me of the mask I used to wear. A mask that was there for my own sake as well as others. Being happy on the outside mattered even if the inside was dark. This was literally my teenage life…. A life I haven’t thought about in years.

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