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    No, I don't ever miss being depressed. I feel like even being out of a complete depression I still experience very lengthy states of melancholy, which encourage negative emotions at times, which, in a sense I suppose could add a certain emotional depth which I can appreciate when it isn't too terribly severe. But I don't feel like I could and ever would miss feeling extremely depressed. I don't want to feel like I'd rather be dead. That's what depression felt like to me; wishing I was dead all the time. I get upset when I see people tossing around the term when they're having a bad day or week. It seems as though many people are confused as to what depression really is. Mine has mostly been biochemical, but of course my tendency to withdrawal and isolate myself from others while depressed only further encourages the feelings of loneliness that come with it. So I guess in that sense it can be situational for me as well. Some people would just say, well if you were feeling that lonely, then why didn't you just see people? Because I didn't have the energy in me to socialize. It felt very chore-like and mentally straining- trying to make conversation when I always felt tired enough as it was. I guess there are various levels/states of depression, but I sure as hell don't miss mine.
    “The first progressive step by a mind overwhelmed by the strangeness of things is to realize that this feeling of strangeness is shared with all men and that human reality, in its entirety, suffers from the distance which separates it from the rest of the universe." -Albert Camus

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    Sometimes. I think it's because I get bored. Or I lack an identity. Or I miss having an excuse, or playing the victim (mostly in my own head). It's nice when nothing's ever your fault.

    I miss the relief that I feel from crying. I don't cry much (if at all) nowadays, as I find it difficult to physically feel that much sadness. When I do feel hurt I either walk it off (figuratively) and focus on something else, or direct the pain outward (i.e. anger).

    Sometimes I still feel apathetic. But, no worse than that. This is likely the result of having companionship.

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    No.

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    WAIT A SECOND...you say you miss being depressed because you're drunk now?

    Um, maybe what you miss is being sober.

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    I don't think so. I felt justified in being a self-absorbed, insufferable, wallowy, cantankerous, ineffectual twit. The only thing I'd miss about it is that "license to kill" (not literally ) I gave myself, and the protective turtle shell I felt like I had separating me and "out there."

    Other than that, I am the happiest, most productive, least anxious, and most even-keeled I have felt in a very long time-- no desire to go back... turtle shell or no.

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    When your back is against the wall such as in depression it is a chance to prove yourself against adversity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vasilisa View Post
    It squanders time.
    YES.

    time that never comes back.
    "i love deadlines. i like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." (c) douglas adams

    "there are only two ways to live your life. one is as though nothing is a miracle. the other is as though everything is a miracle." (c) albert einstein

    "if only i could grow with my eyes - like these leaves - into the depth" (c) sergei esenin

    "god is in the details" (c) proverb

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    No. I think that if a person misses it, there's still probably something wrong beneath the surface; the nostalgia is just a sign that that you need to bring it back up, experience it fully, and resolve it. That's been my experience, at least.

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    Depends what you mean by depressed. I actually 'like' having psychotic breaks with reality; I can control them, but if I indulge too much I can end up neglecting my physical needs, resembling symptoms of depression and schizophrenia. That's usually a good sign to stop. I'm kind of a masochist though, something I've come to terms with; most people are generally averse to pain and that becomes the norm, so I'm aware not to make such things about me known to other people, unless anonymously.

    edit: btw, I don't use psychotic break to mean hallucinations and delusions, but rather this...

    Quote Originally Posted by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychotic_break
    Some have suggested that (however disconcerting) such a break may be a form of psychological communication, opening the way for a less ego-bound and more emotionally grounded sense of personality.

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    No. There might be some payoffs to depression, but it is generally regarded as a negative state, illness, etc, because the cons outweigh the pros.

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