Susan Butcher wrote:The bad trips are in some ways the best ones. They can show you quite clearly the process by which you get yourself into mental difficulties. Depression, for example.
You know, I've never thought about the process by which you get into depression. I've always taken depression as a given in life, and focused my thoughts on how to break the threshhold of depression, and come out of it. It's a fine line. Joplin's line "you have to do it with a feeling" comes to mind.
You do all the same things when you are depressed and it is tedious and difficult and doesn't feel good.
When you are not depressed, you do the exact same things and they feel great...
recognizing the process by which you get yourself into depression in the first place, and thus avoiding it, is intriguing.