You know you’re depressed when it seems like nothing will ever change. You don’t have to live too long to know empirically this is not the case. Never has been, isn’t now and in all probability never will be. Life is change, dynamic, never still. “Something’s moving,” Einstein observed. He was thinking transcendentally. All are one. But it’s as accurate to say, “everything’s moving,” if less inclusive. From macro to micro changes only the view.
We have the uncanny knack of isolating one subject from another. We then engage selective memory, inject an overdose of emotion and soon do one of two things: implode or explode. To stay depressed, you have to work this model, and when you’ve got it all loaded up, you have to control yourself instead and do neither, neither implode nor explode, all at great psychological expense (neurosis, depression, etc.).