He seemed to have difficulty with the idea that people who struggle with depression turn “on” in public and at their jobs. They are conditioned to do this. They have to put on masks. The world has no room for people who wear their illness on their sleeve. And maybe there is a war being waged on the inside – some days are up days, some days are down days – but the rest of the world can’t know that. The rest of the world doesn’t understand that.
The rest of the world has no room for that."
you know how when you go to a concert or show of some sort and the person on stage is like “HOW’S EVERYONE DOING TONIGHT?!?!?!?!” and the audience cheers back? why? you’re not answering the question, you’re just yelling. imagine if we did that in daily conversation. “hey jeff, how are ya?” and jeff just starts screaming and clapping in your face