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Old 03-19-2018, 09:32 PM   #1
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Question Do things get better eventually?

Asking for a friend.

 
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:38 PM   #2
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they have for me but the eventually was a LOOOOOOOOONG time

 
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:39 PM   #3
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Follow-up question: does it get any better than this?

 
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:41 PM   #4
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:43 PM   #5
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Yes!

 
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:46 PM   #6
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:53 PM   #7
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I'm told that they do

 
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:56 PM   #8
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:25 PM   #9
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reality progressively gets worse but it's up to you to construct & foster a happy-go-lucky island within your own brain and deny all access to saddo info

 
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:29 PM   #10
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Things pick up the pace in season two. But then it's cancelled in the midst of a mid-season cliffhanger.

 
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:45 PM   #11
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You've been chosen as an extra in the movie adaptation of the sequel to your life

 
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:44 AM   #12
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reality progressively gets worse but it's up to you to construct & foster a happy-go-lucky island within your own brain and deny all access to saddo info
my experience is that it’s become more complex and granular. more crap to deal with that begets more crap. but i do like the added nuance and near incomprehensible repercussions of having reproduced

saddo stuff is more profound and striking than ever (at the moment, anyway) — death’s imminence, missed opportunities, being shaped by vast and infinitely complex forces, no do-overs, etc, can really take one’s breath away, holy hell.

 
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:22 AM   #13
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shit get's worse

than you die

 
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:22 AM   #14
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:14 AM   #15
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Whether or not things get better for me seems to depend on two factors

1. my decisions
2. luck

I have found that it is pretty bullshit how big a part luck plays. But if my decisions are the only part I have control over, it's probably worth considering what I can do with that. Maybe luck will undo whatever I try to do for myself. I gotta be prepared for that. But if it doesn't, I can either be in the same place I am now, or further toward something I consider better than this. So I just keep plodding along, expecting the worst.

 
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:21 AM   #16
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luck has a big impact

 
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:55 PM   #17
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some things get better but then there are even more things to deal with. life is like ptsd therapy in that way.

 
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:15 PM   #18
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I haven't studied depression remission rates, but my hunch is that most people struggling with it will have symptoms for the duration of their lives. I don't think very many people are ever "cured."

Likewise, somebody diagnosed with arthritis will likely also have arthritis for the rest of their lives. That doesn't mean that carrying on is futile. Even if we can't cure an illness, we've developed means to manage them in order to maintain a satisfactory quality of life.

I think that, as long as living seems preferable to dying more often than not, you're pretty much doing well, even if you've got depression.

 
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:17 PM   #19
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THE RIDE NEVER ENDS

 
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:37 PM   #20
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“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”

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Old 03-20-2018, 02:45 PM   #21
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:47 PM   #22
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Old 03-20-2018, 03:14 PM   #23
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yes, but then they get worse, and it hurts even more, and it makes the good times feel bad because they got your hopes up

 
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:19 PM   #24
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I wish...

 
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:26 PM   #25
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it takes a combination of luck and skill
and maybe a little more luck than i'm willing to admit

 
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:40 PM   #26
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it's gettin' better (man!!)

 
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Old 03-20-2018, 06:48 PM   #27
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I was going to post a video of "Getting Better" by The Beatles but it's not on YouTube

 
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Old 03-20-2018, 07:06 PM   #28
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:26 PM   #29
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I haven't studied depression remission rates, but my hunch is that most people struggling with it will have symptoms for the duration of their lives. I don't think very many people are ever "cured."

Likewise, somebody diagnosed with arthritis will likely also have arthritis for the rest of their lives. That doesn't mean that carrying on is futile. Even if we can't cure an illness, we've developed means to manage them in order to maintain a satisfactory quality of life.

I think that, as long as living seems preferable to dying more often than not, you're pretty much doing well, even if you've got depression.
I also suspect that depression is the kind of thing that will always hang around to an extent. I know it is their job to tell me this, but my therapist and psychiatrist have both told me that through treatment, depression does improve for most people though and although it might not be a "cure," the seratonin levels in your brain can actually be permanently improved via a few years of meds and cognitive behavioral therapy

 
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:48 PM   #30
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Unless you have a mental health concern that may affect you negatively.

It does indeed get better. Idk, at least it did for me.

 
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