• Axel Cholewa

    I think you mean “depressing” 🙂 I know it’s not a noun, but depression is something else.

    • ToT

      What do you mean?

      • Axel Cholewa

        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.

        • ToT

          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…

          • Axel Cholewa

            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.