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Old 05-31-10, 08:10 PM   #1
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I've posted this quote recently, but I just wanted to revist a part of it, as it pretty much sums up the approach I'm trying to take, now.

It's just a ride.

And we can change it any time we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings, no money. A choice, right now, between fear and love.

Depression is very difficult for all of us.

But, for me at least and maybe others, half of the battle can be won with no effort at all.

I remember thinking, at my last job, "I don't want to get out of bed, and face another day of this torture." And it's true, no matter what, work was going to be difficult. But refusing to let depression control me, to get out of bed, that was easy.

If only I had realized it then.

Dealing with depression is going to a painful battle no matter what, but chosing to fight it; that's easy.

It's only a choice.
I just can't explain why that uncertain feeling is still here in my brain.
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Old 05-31-10, 08:18 PM   #2
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Good advice and I love the Bill Hicks quote at the end but some of us don't learn to fight that easy. I had to experience other's pain and the loss of their lives before I could realize that you make the choice to fight and you're right, that is the easy part. The hard part is remembering each day you made that choice to fight and to keep it up. This is taken out of context but its a quote from the band Mr. Bungle - "God saves those who save their skin from the bondage that they're in."

I'm not much of a religious person but I do consider myself very spiritual and the idea of the quote is the essence of your post which is those that choose to help themselves are the ones who make it. This is one of the biggest life lessons I have learned.

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