There is an article recently posted that touts the idea that depression may actually be a good thing. After reading it, it made a little sense – though I would still not wish depression on anyone.
I want to give my personal thoughts on this one – I have lived with depression for most of my life, there are episodes I would rather not remember, but it is in those moments that I did find my strength. The fact that I lived through those moments shows me that I am strong and am capable of anything and it’s going to take quite a bit to knock me down. I would not, however, wish it on anyone. There is no joy in depression, in the darkness and feelings of hopelessness that are far too real, you lose your perspective of on things – according to this article though – that are when we find our greatest strengths.