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Simply Alive

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  1. Recently, I started talking to an amazing guy. Everything worked out great between us. I made sure to tell him within a week's time that I have been under depression since past two years and have been on antidepressants due to some tragic circumstances. The first judgement was ' WHY YOU WERE SO WEAK'. It just killed me there and then. There is such lack of education and awareness among people. Depression runs in my family. My Dad has it...so does my aunt. We had decided about when to get engaged and all that until his parents came to meet me and interrogated as if I am a criminal. I have committed a crime by having an illness called depression. Questions ranged from have you ever been violent to even we don't want to be cheated. For god sake, honestly has no role. They went to an extent to asking my prescription and thought they could talk to my psychiatrist. Forget about remembering the Hippocratic Oath! I feel so insulted. They said I can pass it on genetically further. So much humiliation and judgement. Its such a mental stigma. I feel super depressed after this episode. Maybe I'll never be able to get married and start a family. Because people have a mental block. I am from India so mostly talking about developing nations where mental health awareness is so low, even among the well educated and well off families.
  2. My superior's emails are driving me crazy. Too much micromanagement. I mean I have worked for almost 3 years now. I know my job.
  3. Thanks Clinton. Didn't know that. They only show the good part of Bhutan in all these travel documentaries.
  4. Totally agree with you DoF. Its our constant race for things that make us unhappy. One after another, the wishlist never ends.
  5. Bhutan is the happiest country in Asia and eight happiest in the world. The progress of that country is measured by gross happiness index and not gross domestic product. Recently, they had television with only a few educational and news channels broadcast. I can't imagine my life without internet, mobile and my laptop. But people there are happy. They work in the day time mostly in agriculture or horticulture. Favorite pastime is archery. But they are super content with their lives. Wonder how? What's their secret to happiness?
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