“The world increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn’t very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-ageing moisturiser? You make someone worry about ageing.”
Everyone’s lives are touched by mental illness: if we do not suffer from it ourselves, then we have a friend or loved one who does. Matt’s frankness about his experiences is both inspiring to those who feel daunted by depression and illuminating to those who are mystified by it. Above all, his humor and encouragement never let us lose sight of hope. Speaking as his present self to his former self in the depths of depression, Matt is adamant that the oldest cliché is the truest—there is light at the end of the tunnel. He teaches us to celebrate the small joys and moments of peace that life brings, and reminds us that there are always reasons to stay alive.
Comments from other readers:
“We’ve all being there despite the low profile of the disease. If only we spoke amongst ourselves and then we would realise that depression is more common than we think. Fab book. Vert relatable and funny.”
“Interesting account of what a mix of depression and anxiety can feel like. I am glad he was able to get out of his mind and into his life. He is an influential author.”
Filed Under Uncategorized Posted by devcore on 26 January 2021