Feeling depressed when you are < 30 is O.K.
At this age, your body is making monumental changes in your physiognomy and bodily chemistry. Your brain no longer operates the way you are used too. Your body is becoming amazing.
Depression is cured by joy
You are not going to die from normal depression. You are not alone in your depression. Of course, you think your depression is unique because it is. Each person has a different body.
Living is everything there is
Whatever you feel, think, smell, see, hear, or taste is life. It is your consummate experience. You get to see life from your own point of view. It's a privilege. Take it in large gulps.
Life doesn't get better or worse.
We are organisms of the present. If you survived that which you thought was unbearable, you made it through the horror. If you were not equipped to survive that horror, you are already dead.
Life is hard. Life is hard. Life is hard. Life is hard.
However, it is rewarding. Pain can be the sweetest taste of life. If you feel pain, it means that you have survived an unimaginable horror. Relish your victory. Life never gets easy.
Your life is a complicated journey
The writer, poets, and artists among you already realize that you have a story to tell. Tell it. Gather your friends, family, or strangers around a campfire. Tell a story.
Anger is depression's other face
If you are angry at someone, something, or at the somehow of your existence, never forget that it is better to be pissed off than pissed on. If you are angry, imagine how you look.
Accomplishments crowd out depression
Every night write a list of 5-10 achievements for tomorrow. Accomplish at least one of them. Depression is the deficit in what you think you should have achieved and what you have.
You are the greatest person who was ever you.
Blow your horn. You have the mandate to tell people how great you are. Just think about who you are for a minute. Ain't it great being you?
Have you placed yourself in isolation?
True? Look out your window. Life goes on. As you sulk, millions of your cells are being born, living, and dying . That means you are going through the cycle of life. Go to a petting zoo.
Thinking of self-harm?
It gets you a lot of attention for a few hours. Suicide is the ultimate act of narcissism and cowardice. Nobody will be harmed as much as the children and grandchildren you never had.
Eating and sleeping the right amount?
You eating habits and sleep patterns are a make or break proposition during your youth. When you sleep is when you dream. Eat clean healthy food. Do not poison yourself.
It hurts now but, it doesn't last forever.
Your weltschmerz is a heavy and painful burden. It goes away when you fall in love. I will post again on what true love feels like.