50 Meaningful Pieces Of Advice From Adults Who Were Depressed As Teenagers

50 Meaningful Pieces Of Advice From Adults Who Were Depressed As Teenagers

These adults from Ask Reddit share what they would tell the younger versions of themselves as they struggled with depression.

16. You don’t need to prove that you’re “over it” by taking on other people’s problems. You can’t fix the world, and you’ll have a better impact being nice and reliable rather than trying super fucking hard to fix everyone’s shit and ending up miserable.

17. Don’t worry so much about girls, worry more about friends. Just because they’re not attracted to you now, that doesn’t mean they never will be. In fact, chasing after a girlfriend so hard is part of the reason you’re having so much trouble, and the girls you are getting up with aren’t the best. Sure, they’ll fuck you, but you can fuck yourself without getting fucked. Stop screwing up your life trying to screw. Focus on studying and making actual friends, you’ll wind up having plenty of sex eventually. You do have friends, and some people like you, believe it or not. Give them your time and attention and it will come back to you many times over.

You are worthy of friendship, of affection, of love, and most importantly of life. Respect your self, and others will follow. Death is permanent and it’ll find you eventually. There’s no reason to rush it.

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