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XLAV
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3/20/2016 1:24:09 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
I'm pretty sure everyone has at least experienced this once in their life. I always experience the 'meaningless' type of depression.

Is there a way to avoid this kind of depression?
illegalcombat
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3/20/2016 1:42:02 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/20/2016 1:24:09 PM, XLAV wrote:
I'm pretty sure everyone has at least experienced this once in their life. I always experience the 'meaningless' type of depression.

Is there a way to avoid this kind of depression?

Don't think too much.
XLAV
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3/20/2016 1:59:02 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/20/2016 1:42:02 PM, illegalcombat wrote:
At 3/20/2016 1:24:09 PM, XLAV wrote:
I'm pretty sure everyone has at least experienced this once in their life. I always experience the 'meaningless' type of depression.

Is there a way to avoid this kind of depression?

Don't think too much.
Well no sh*t.

Thing is, this sometimes happens out of nowhere.
Once you're in this phase, you really can't not think about it.
lannan13
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3/20/2016 2:32:30 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/20/2016 1:24:09 PM, XLAV wrote:
I'm pretty sure everyone has at least experienced this once in their life. I always experience the 'meaningless' type of depression.

Is there a way to avoid this kind of depression?

Generally I can't speak for everyone or say that it's generic since it's unique for pretty much everyone. IMO, you need to surround yourself with your friends, do stuff you really enjoy, and talk to them about how you feel. Sure it might feel bad to tell them this, but getting it off your chest and stating the issue is the first step to recovery.
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lannan13
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3/20/2016 2:34:04 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/20/2016 1:59:02 PM, XLAV wrote:
At 3/20/2016 1:42:02 PM, illegalcombat wrote:
At 3/20/2016 1:24:09 PM, XLAV wrote:
I'm pretty sure everyone has at least experienced this once in their life. I always experience the 'meaningless' type of depression.

Is there a way to avoid this kind of depression?

Don't think too much.
Well no sh*t.

Thing is, this sometimes happens out of nowhere.
Once you're in this phase, you really can't not think about it.

I know what you mean. What I believe he's trying to get at is when it's in the beginning stages. This could "nip it in the butt" kinda thing by getting your mind off of it by focusing on happier things.
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Raisor
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3/22/2016 12:35:46 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/20/2016 1:24:09 PM, XLAV wrote:
I'm pretty sure everyone has at least experienced this once in their life. I always experience the 'meaningless' type of depression.

Is there a way to avoid this kind of depression?

I don't know if you can totally preclude it, but just staying busy and engaged helps. De Beauvoir says meaning is internally motivating and sustaining - by its nature meaning is subjective and comes from the subjective experience of life. It is a brute fact that meaning exists in the world - all sort of people will tell you about things they find meaningful. It is just a matter of whether of not you are finding yourself and your actions to elicit a sense of meaning and well being. If not, maybe try something different and see if other activities and ways of living change how you are experiencing life.

"Man exists. For him it is not a question of wondering whether his presence in the world is useful, whether life is worth the trouble of being lived. These questions make no sense. It is a matter of knowing whether he wants to live and under what conditions." D.B., Ethics of Ambiguity