I am writing this article inspired by a post of a friend of mine. He recently came out in the social media and talked about his era of depression. A year ago, he was alone and going through a rough patch in his life. And it took him quite some time and effort to get out of it. He is well now.
"there is a loneliness in this world so great that you can see it in the slow movement of the hands of a clock." —Charles Bukowski
Most of us, unfortunately,have experienced this sort of emotion now or then in our lives. Amidst all the hustle bustle of urban life, we have lost our touch with human beings. We live in apartments, travel in subways and almost always are surrounded by people, and yet somehow most of us are lonely in one way or another. We work with a number of people but for short periods of time owing to our hunger for career growth. We keep switching jobs, cities, colleagues and then friends. This irregularity and uncertainty leads to temporary relations. Once you become aware of the pattern and the fickleness of the situation, it becomes tougher than usual on you to get close to anyone.
Although I’m agnostic, I was on my knees praying for the pain to subside.
At one time in my life, I was also going through a very tough situation. I was juggling with my career and my personal life, just like any other adult human being. The only problem was that neither of them were going smooth. I was running after someone who was quite indifferent toward my situation. In this selfish pursuit of mine, I hurt many of my close ones. They still love me though. 🙂
I also messed up my career and faced first of many failures to come. I would say, it was overall an experience which built me up over time. But at that point of time, it was scary as hell. I remember, this one time, the mental agony was so intense it had manifested itself into actual migraine. And although I’m agnostic, I was on my knees praying for the pain to subside. I wanted someone to take away that pain. If not, at least someone to whom I could confide in.
You can be sure that you are not alone. We are here for you. We are here with you.
Sometimes we just need an ear to listen to us and a shoulder to cry on. Sometimes all we need is place to share what we are going through. And, many of us are devoid of these basic necessities as well. This can be avoided. Rather, this should be avoided. With this in mind, my friend created a space where you can write down your feeling. A place where you can dump all your worries and depressive thoughts. The best part about this place is that it is completely anonymous. No one tracks your email address or any other information about. We just want to make you feel comfortable. You can simply come and dump your problems there and be sure that someone knows how you feel. You can be sure that you are not alone. We are here for you. We are here with you. Click here for the form.