I think being depressed means you chose to view the life the "dark" way...there's always a bright side.
There are certainly choices that can either compound or ease depression, but no one actively chooses to be miserable. There's a myriad of contributing factors for psych issues like depression. Biological/neurological/psychological/sociological, etc. The same is applicable to psychological resilience, as well. It's a tad short-sighted to presume it's merely a choice, or a matter of choices. I do think it's up to the individual to choose to manage it or not, but that's no easy task.
03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
03/23 06:06:59 EcK: lex
03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!
04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy
02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack
03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.
I listed woodworking as an interest. Why is there constantly an ad on my facebook page with a bikini-clad woman with boobs the size of large watermelons telling me that she has important woodworking advice for me? It looks pretty ridiculous really. Plus, it wouldn't be safe for her to be around woodworking machinery with those things anyway.
what you cannot predict is, external influence and the ability of the brain to adapt to it.
hypothetically if you understood all principles behind how the brain works, how a brain could work, genetics, probably some background details of the person's life. If you could reconstruct the individual functioning style of the given brain, you could predict how it could react to external influence.
It would take decades of research to understand all the principles though. It's hypothetical. It won't happen in our lifetime.