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“I haven’t always had depression. I talked to a few of my friends who knew me when I was in high school, and it was sort of this tragic/hilarious thing to explain to them. They were like, ‘But you were so happy,’ and I’d be like, ‘That person’s dead, I’m sorry.’
I’m at a good spot now. I’m still depressed, and it comes and goes, but I used to be very anxious, but now I’m not. Now, for me, 20% depressed is like perfect. I’m not anxious but I’m not mopey and numb, I’m just chilled out. I care just enough to be connected to life. I have to keep an eye out and notice the signs when things are taking a wrong turn. There’s not much I can do, but I can try to offset it. So far it hasn’t gotten back to that point.”
Hyperbole and a Half's Allie Brosh on Writing, Depression & Learning How to Handle Attention

I haven’t always had depression. I talked to a few of my friends who knew me when I was in high school, and it was sort of this tragic/hilarious thing to explain to them. They were like, ‘But you were so happy,’ and I’d be like, ‘That person’s dead, I’m sorry.’

I’m at a good spot now. I’m still depressed, and it comes and goes, but I used to be very anxious, but now I’m not. Now, for me, 20% depressed is like perfect. I’m not anxious but I’m not mopey and numb, I’m just chilled out. I care just enough to be connected to life. I have to keep an eye out and notice the signs when things are taking a wrong turn. There’s not much I can do, but I can try to offset it. So far it hasn’t gotten back to that point.”

Hyperbole and a Half's Allie Brosh on Writing, Depression & Learning How to Handle Attention

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