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Desire Leads to Control, and Control Leads to Depression

When you think about it, people desired something since their birth. They desired to find their way into their careers once they reached the proper age. Realities had caught up with cynicisms, which in turn, have affected the efforts people give when it comes to achieving their desires and dreams. Many become depressed because their desires were not met, or they were disappointed.

Desire leads to control. One disciplines oneself to achieve this task by studying, fulfilling their responsibilities and ensuring they have everything covered to achieve the thing they desire. However, too much control over one’s self will deprive them of the same desire, they become a totally different person when people control themselves.

When you try to control things to get what you desire, you do not only affect yourself, but you also affect the other people involved in your desires. You also pave the way to get yourself into further frustrations and disappointments, which may lead you down a path of depression and anxiety.

If you remove expectations, and the want to control situations to work with in your favour, then you grant yourself the chance to live what life has to offer.  One gets to understand that life is about living the ups and downs, and doing what one could for their desires and accepting realities, yet trying again, if they do not win their desires.

Creativity and Depression: How the Two Usually Interact

Creativity is innate in some people. But for some people who lack creativity, they might need inspiration. One thing that is innate in many humans is emotion. Humans are emotional creatures, but they have the ability to think and gauge their situation to make rational decisions. With emotion, even people who lack creativity, can be creative. With extreme emotion, one can be creative. One such strong emotion is depression.

When a person is depressed, one looks at a gloomy outlook towards the world. Depression is naturally caused by disillusion. Disillusion in a sense that things have changed undesirably for the person, or one of his or her dreams have been broken down to the point that it is virtually impossible to achieve. With this, a person develops a penchant for realism, cynicism and existentialism.

Creativity can develop in a depressed person if they find that they cannot do anything except to have their fingers and their bodies moving. Some people who become depressed can write songs. Others can paint and write stories about their experiences, or how they think things should be.

Depression can also be relieved by creativity. The creative product can serve as a mirror to the depressed, which can help them see their situation and realize what to do. This particular situation helps them develop both skill and grow themselves into better persons.

Depression also has its perks, but only if it does make a person creative. Extreme depression may not be as creative as it involves meaninglessness, death and severe malignancy, which can be fatal to the person and the people around him or her.

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