At the moment, based on numerous talks with people suffering, and claiming to be suffering from Depression, I have come to a conclusion that it has become less of a mental health disorder and more of “A State of Mind”.
People claiming to be suffering from depression tend to blame it all on their parents, siblings, the situations and circumstances they went through and anything and everything else they can point.
But I do not see how that is the right thing to do.
Everyone goes through good times and bad times. Almost everyone faces hardships and in their life; there are times when making a decision under particular circumstances is beyond apprehension. But what we do in that situation is something that makes us what we end up being.
You can either live a life based entirely on emotions and end up being in a state of mind where everything would start appearing depressed and gloomy with no way out. Or you can learn to control and master your emotions and work along based on logic and make decisions and choices that would help you build a better life.
I am not saying that emotions are useless. Nothing a human being is capable of, is useless. But everything a human being is capable of can render one useless if it exists in excessive quantities.
A certain controlled amount of alcohol consumption regularly can be good for your health. But when you start consuming the same alcohol in large quantities, it leads to problems.
Same is the case with emotions. Just like excessive alcohol leads you to make rash and stupid decisions, excessive emotions do the same.
If you feel the emotions, it is good. But it is important to learn how to control those emotions.
Emotions are an important part of humans but not the only part. Emotions are a primitive response to any situation. As the anatomy of brain suggests, Emotions originate in the primitive portion of brain, the Amygdala.
For more reasons than one, it is necessary for humans to learn to control their emotions in order to keep evolving.
Depression is certainly a mental health disorder. But in these times, it has become more of “A State of Mind”. An excuse for some to run away from reality.
And all of it is based on one simple issue – Excessive Emotions!