Knowing a new height.

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Depression and sadness are self-inflicted and so is happiness, at times. It’s more of a choice rather than an option that you be happy with your circumstances-know that not everything is going to be perfect and some days you’ll drown deeper into anxiety and depression knowing a new depth, but that doesn’t mean you can’t swim out of it? The world has to break you so you can get back on your feet a bit more stronger. You need sadness and happiness in equal quantities to thrive. Learning how to swim through your demons and making it to the shore of happiness is what really counts in the end when it comes to life.

 

-Bano

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About Bano

I’m trying to find a better introduction but since, I can’t? Hi! I’m Sheher Bano Zafar and I write. I write not because there lies aspiration to be a writer someday but because, it keeps me sane. I love the color silver, black and grey. I also realize that they fall under the same color tone. Whatever, I write is a result of my 3 a.m blues or insomniac depressive tendencies. I can’t write during the day. I’m addicted to caffeine and well, anything and everything (if I like it). Also, I suck at conversations. I bite my nails. Most of the time I’m clueless about the world around me. I love politics and youth activism. People tell me that art and politics don’t belong in the same mind, but I’m passionate about both. One day I might be drawing on a canvas or writing a story and the very next day I will be heading off to attend a summit on the role of youth at the United Nations. I have multiple people trapped in the same body. Each side does try to express itself, in minimal ways if not fully. I’m currently going through a rough patch in life. I guess, I’m adjusting to the world through multiple perceptions. I absolutely love talking to myself because an expert opinion is always required. Most of the time, I just play scenarios in my mind that would never happen. I’m very contradictory in my thought process and actions but it is okay, people get to be what they want to be as long as no other soul is hurt. Peace out!

3 responses »

  1. //Depression and sadness are self-inflicted and so is happiness,//
    Sadness can be self-inflicted; depression isn’t. It is a serious mental illness and needs not be normalized. Alike sadness and depression are two totally different things.

    //The world has to break you so you can get back on your feet a bit more stronger. You need sadness and happiness in equal quantities to thrive. Learning how to swim through your demons and making it to the shore of happiness is what really counts in the end when it comes to life.//
    Well elaborated. It was an interesting read, all in all.

    • What I am talking about is in the general sense. Chemical imbalance in the brain cells is responsible for both the emotions. Every emotion is a chemical reaction causing the sensation of feel. But at times, everything you do is self-inflicted. The term was but then again used in the general sense and not specifically targeted at the specific.

      • //Chemical imbalance in the brain cells is responsible for both the emotions.//

        Sadness is a NORMAL human emotion. We all feel ”sad” at some point in our lives! This is absolutely a normal part of being a human. More so. it acts as a coping mechanism, something natural and normal. Whilst depression is not an emotion. It is not even ‘sadness gone wrong’ or excess of it. Likewise, there is always some kind of rational reason linked to sadness, grief and blues. This is however not the case with depression.

        I understand that you wrote depression with sadness in sort of an analogy. The reply was never meant to criticize and hope it didn’t make any offense. I really like your style of expressive writing & look forward to read more from you on my reader.

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