TT, Thinking of Things, 2015.
I think you mean “depressing” I know it’s not a noun, but depression is something else.
What do you mean?
I’m talking about clinical depression here. It might be “depressing” to know something other people don’t, but how is that feeling related to a depression?
A (clinical) depression or depressive disorder is a mental disorder with lots of different symptoms: low mood, a feeling of constant sadness (for no reason), low self-esteem. I don’t think the above statement characterizes any of them well.
I see… and you may be right…
You say: “It might be “depressing” to know something other people don’t, but how is that feeling related to a depression?”
What I wrote is that it is the feeling of knowing something (important) others don’t, not actually knowing. I guess this is a subjective view on depression. What I am after is the feeling that nothing really matters, and everyone seem to conduct their lives as if this was not the case, which gives a sense of detachment from other people, and oneself, and a sense of viewing the world from the outside and not as a participant. This is what I was trying to catch with that short sentence.
From FB responses it some people seemed to understand it, but I guess this is not an experience shared by everyone, and that there are more than one shade of depression…
Okay, now I understand what you mean! When I read “feeling you know something everyone else doesn’t” I thought of less serious things like what beatles album is “truly” the best one or what kind of politics would “truly” save the world. I just couldn’t connect that kind of thinking to depression.