Out of all the living species on planet earth, the only animal that has entertained me the most, is a human. If they are capable to entertain me, they should also be capable to make me feel sad. I may have felt sad for them but none of them (or their acts) have saddened me to a point where I, myself, felt depressed.
Not everyone has an outlook of life like myself. Some could be too sensitive or just indifferent. Its probably the former which is the focus of my writing this piece who have become saddened to a point where they end up feeling depressed beyond any treatment possible.
This reminds me of a 2010 movie “Eat Pray Love“, starring Julia Roberts and based upon a book by Elizabeth Gilbert. In this movie, an unhappily married woman goes through a painful divorce and tries to find herself (successfully) via round-the-world travels.
A virtual friend of mine and a fellow blogger (Simone van Hove – Emery) suffers from a major depression which is resistant to any psychological treatment as per shrinks. I have not met her yet but there’s something universal about her that I have seen through my own interactions with depressed people on 3 continents.
Most of their depression has a root cause i.e. people. Just like how a snakebite gets treated with an anti-venom drawn from the same snake. There are definitely such awesome humans out there whose love can at least neutralize the post-bite venomous affects.
Medical science will always continue to evolve but imnsho (in my not so humble opinion), humans are a perfect poison and an equally perfect treatment too.