ADVENTURES IN DEPRESSION

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Quoting from Hyperbole’s blog post:

…trying to use willpower to overcome the apathetic sort of sadness that accompanies depression is like a person with no arms trying to punch themselves until their hands grow back.  A fundamental component of the plan is missing and it isn’t going to work.

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QUOTING JOHN ORTBERG

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from Know Doubt

What do you do when you trust somebody?  You take a risk.

It could be small, or it could be big.

I go to a restaurant that you recommend. I read a book because you tell me that it is good. I tell you a secret, and then I see if you keep it confidential. I ask you to be my friend. Are you going to betray me? I invite you to be a partner in a business deal. Are you going to burn me?

Trust is something that happens between people.

Trust is what holds the world of personal relationships together. This is reflected in our language: Escrow refers to property that is held in trust. Universities or organizations have boards of trustees, people to whom the well-being of the community is entrusted.  If you’re a parent, you may put money for your children in a trust fund.

When I trust you, I take a little piece of myself – my stuff, my money, my time, my heart – and put it in your hands.

And then I’m vulnerable.

Then you respond, and I find out whether you are trustworthy and dependable.

I give you the gift of my trust, and you give me the gift of your faithfulness.