Social anxiety and depression are something teenagers and adults share. There is no age restriction on one of the most horrific and devastating commonly-shared life issues. I was no exception.
How do you cope with emotional pain? How often do you cry alone, and how often do you do the same in front of other people? I would like to get readers’ feedback on this because I am curious if my “straight face” approach to life’s difficulties is a common thing.
If you see hidden tears as a big mistake, I’m afraid I don’t have much to brag about. I’m not exactly a role model as far as dealing with emotions is concerned.
As a person who fought waves of depression most of her life, I can safely say I have no idea how to define this state of mind. Not only that, I can never claim to be stuck in any specific level of depression, because during the toughest times, I cared less about the size of that wave, and more about my balance on that surfing board. This is how I deal with my diversity.