“Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery’s shadow or reflection: the fact that you don’t merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.” — C.S. Lewis
I have suffered from depression, and it was not a fun experience. Fortunately mine is more situation based (IE, it only rears it’s head when things get really bad). It’s only been bad enough to warrant medication once, and I hope I never get that bad again. I’ve noticed it a few times when money has been so tight I couldn’t see a way to fix it, and also when the seemingly endless search for new or extra work has been ongoing for a while.
Many others, can probably identify even better with this than I. For that I am selfishly thankful.