Wisdom From the Future. Part 1

Only the insane have strength enough to prosper. Only those who prosper may truly judge what is sane. 

This is a quote I read in one of the older versions of Warhammer 40K and at times it pops to mind when I look at the state of the world we live in. More importantly I see this as a kind of motto that could be used when battling depression. 

There is this misconception that still seems to surround depression that you have to be insane to suffer from it. Not just running down the street yelling at purple giraffes, I mean padded cell and jacket insane. But depression takes on many forms and intensity all dependent on an individal. 

Depression is a constant battle that can be hard to win against. There are moments when you are on top of it then times it has you in a strangle hold. Having the strength to fight the battle can be difficult but is the key to swinging things your way. Now this is just a personal observation but I feel people who fight depression probably have a better understanding of the world and themselves than many of us have. They are hyper aware of how their actions influence others and how others influence them. Knowing your downward triggers so you can put into place counters against them. Having the knowledge of ways to reverse a depressive episode when it catches up with you. 

Perhaps the quote could be read as 

They who have depression have strength enough to prosper. Only those who prosper may truly judge what is sane.


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