A lot of people like to think they have a lot of mental illnesses. Well, the thing is, no you don't. And no, I don't. I feel depressed sometimes. That's what depression is: an emotion. Just because you feel that does not make you depressed. Even being on medication does not mean you are "diagnosed."
Trust me. I take medication for depression and anxiety. Does not mean I have the metal illness. Literally anyone can walk into a doctors office and make up some bullshit about how sad they feel and walk out with a prescription. That's almost exactly what I did. I didn't tell the doctor shit about how I felt or what was going on. I simply stated that I felt a bit depressed and needed some extra help to get me through it, considering therapy did jack shit for me. Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, battle scars, all of that... IT DOES NOT DEFINE YOU. Stop acting as though having a mental illness is just a beautiful part of your life and makes you who you are. Yes, mental illnesses and emotions and thoughts, good and bad ones, are just parts of absolutely everyone. They do not make you unique. You know what makes you unique? Being yourself. Being a good person and doing creative things that YOU ENJOY. Not a stupid little feeling that millions and millions of other know just as well as you do. It doesn't set you apart. The only way it gets you noticed is as a fucking attention seeker that thinks they should flaunt their issues. Depression. Isn't. Beauty...I used to spread the phrase like a plague, but I was lost. I was young and ignorant and immature. I wanted so much attention. I still do...but that's a part of life. You don't get enough attention at home, so you crave it in public. Or you get too much at home, but not in the way you want it. Its what leads to lying and being a generally mean...cruel person. Its what I was for years...come to think of it, I've always been this way.
But fuck it! I don't NEED to feel sad, and I don't need to define myself as a depressed person just because I have strong emotions. So why do so many others define themselves like this? Why is it suddenly okay to be mean and heartless so long as you're "hurting?"