i feel like i've gotten the wind knocked out of me.
what kind of terminal damage am i doing to my psyche.
I wonder about this in my situation as well. I self-identify as an almost absurdly happy and feeling-good person. What does it mean for my identity and self-image to be sad? depressed? angry? gloomy?
The only answers I have so far:
- my identifying with happiness is still valid, it's just different than what I thought.
- depression (clinical) has no necessary implication on identity or self-image.
- I don't want to be bitter. I've been saying that a lot recently....
I have more thinking to do on this, and more to share.