Jim Carrey says that we should think of the word depressed as a ‘deep rest’:
“People talk about depression all the time. The difference between depression and sadness is sadness is just from happenstance—whatever happened or didn’t happen for you, or grief, or whatever it is. Depression is your body saying f*ck you, I don’t want to be this character anymore, I don’t want to hold up this avatar that you’ve created in the world. It’s too much for me.”
Please take the time and watch the full video. What do you think of his take on depression?