A Tale of Inner Demons

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How a depressed man handled his depressive episode

Submitted: October 16, 2018

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Whenever he had a depressive episode, he would sit in bed and carefully weigh his options. The easiest one - and the one he gravitated towards the most - was to pick up the phone and call or text a friend. Perhaps if he just got some things off his chest, the burden would seem a little less heavy. But he seldom picked up the phone, driven by the certainty that his problems would just bring those around him down. They had other things to deal with, issues that were real and tangible. His problems, on the other hand, were all in his head. Some even said that the weight he felt pressing him down was not depression, but laziness. “If that’s the case”, he thought to himself, “then there is no need to label myself”. He then began to tell himself that he wasn’t depressed, that he didn’t need help or company, that this disease was just a creation of his weak mind. In other words, he was weak, and he just had to “man up”.
But before manning up, he would once again look at the options before him. The first one was out of the question, for he refused to show his weakness to his friends. The second option seemed a lot more appealing now: indulge. Eat (junk food), drink (alcohol), fuck (to cope), and then delay doing things that needed to be done because that is, in the end, who he is now and will always be: a man who silenced his demons by making a deal with the devil.


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