A strange problem

I’m not kidding about this, so wiseguy wannabes, stay out.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been feeling strange, cold, distant, as if nothing mattered. I feel empty, hollow, without emotions. I feel I’ve stopped caring for many things. Recently, I have also noticed that I seem to be losing my apetite.
I feel strange, and I’m beginning to wonder if I’m going crazy. I just feel so apathic. I seem to be losing interest in things. Heck, I don’t even get angry when some people start bothering me. I don’t understand what’s going on, but I don’t like it.

My first guess is that you’re depressed. Might wanna go see a doctor. I remember being depressed… Didn’t want to do anything, didn’t want to eat, go out, meet with friends… That was one of the shittier points of my life.

And it seems you’ve been like this for a while, so I suggest going sooner rather than later.

The strange thing is, I don’t even feel sad anymore. I just feel indifferent. One of my theories is that I’ve been pushed so far I just pulled the plug. Still, I don’t like this. This isn’t peace, this is simply apathy. There are people I care for, and I don’t understand how this happened. But I don’t want to end up hurting anyone. In this altered state, I feel so detached from those around me…

You’re depressed. You need to do real soul searching to figure out what is making you depressed and figure out what to do about it. Shrinks can help, but all they are are expensive ears that will listen to what you have to say while giving you drugs you don’t need.

It just sounds like depression. In some cases of depression, you don’t feel interested or emotional anymore, and that sounds like what you’re going through.

Hmmm… I’m used to handling my problems on my own. I always feel I have to do this by myself.
But I just don’t get it… Only one thing seems to make me snap out of it, and it only lasts a few moments… thinking about certain girls I know. Other than that, nothing seems to get my attention.
The strangest thing about it is that although those feelings of guilt I mentioned a while ago seem to be gone, but when I think about those girls I feel warm for a few seconds, but then feel cold again.

  1. Depression

  2. Illness

  3. Not 'nuff sleep or something

Listen to some Captain Jack/FF9/just plain out happy music. Some oldies. Get some good humour in your soul. That’s my remedy.

It works like nothing else.

Manus… I don’t know what’s wrong with you but please snap out of it! You’ll be ok. Things will get better. I promise it well. Just try, kay?

I’ve seen this problem before, you need to get a livejournal and post all of these angsty ramblings there, when you do people will post comments that cleanse your tortured soul. If you’re having trouble thinking up lryics simply scan another livejournal at random or listen to your favorite Linkin Park songs.

Well, I seem to be having trouble sleeping, but that may be related to the hours I spend thinking about tons of things, daydreaming, looking for certain files. I lose track of time when I’m at the computer. Also, I don’t know if this has any influence, but last night I drank so much coca-cola I couldn’t sleep until 5 am. My sleep cycle seems to be a bit altered, no matter how much I try to control it.
Still, even when it was on track, I was already feeling like this.
And I don’t even make angsty ramblings about anything, I just don’t seem to care. Sometimes, I feel as if I was far away, watching things as if they meant nothing to me.

<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> Yes, Cola has caffeine in it, so of course it will help keep you awake :stuck_out_tongue: And it just sounds like standard-issue depression to me. Just do some stuff you like, listen to some freaky music and try not to watch too many kittens get killed in freak helicopter/tuba accidents, and you’ll be ok. Everyone has it :stuck_out_tongue:

Originally posted by Kagato Toujou
[b]Listen to some Captain Jack/FF9/just plain out happy music. Some oldies. Get some good humour in your soul. That’s my remedy.

It works like nothing else.[/b]

This is good advice. Listen to happy music and try to think possitive, it worked for me, although, to be perfectly honest, I was not quite as depressed as you say you are.

As a side note: Anti-depressants are not the way to go!

Speaking of which, Tenchi…

Manus, could it be that you’re “killing too many kittens”? 'cause that can get you really bummed emotionally.

I can’t seem to shake this off. Also, I keep thinking about something I wanted to do, a journey. Could that be connected to this? Maybe it’s because I feel detached. But I think it has to do with my wish to see a certain person.
I really need to shake this off, but this lack of interest in anything… I don’t understand.
As for music, it does seem to have effect on me, but it’s temporary.
And no, I don’t hurt kitties or any other creatures. My sense of ethics is still here, despite this whole mess.
I had heard of the saddening depression type, but this one… it’s too weird.

It’s depression. I suffered the same thing. All you really can do is wait it out…

Originally posted by Kagato Toujou
[b]Listen to some Captain Jack/FF9/just plain out happy music. Some oldies. Get some good humour in your soul. That’s my remedy.

It works like nothing else. [/b]

Or better yet, watch Whose Line is it Anyway. If that show doesn’t cause you to laugh yourself into a state of hysteria, nothing will. :stuck_out_tongue:

Heck, I even went to fanfiction.net to read some of the most insane Soul Reaver parodies in the world… and I laughed so much I got a nasty pain all over my belly and back! Still, it was temporary…

I think what you need is wexactly what you said, a journey.
A journey to find yourself, your special someone, whatever.
Remember, life is never a yellow road in bricks in which you walk to a green city…most of the time it likes to take a shit in front of you.

& Yes, I’m also depressed, but more intense than him, I just have other psychological problems that boost my depression, from bipolar to mild twiches & personality changes…I used to see a shrink, but I stopped, I don’t tell people what’s inside, & I am a happy/hyper person most of the time as that’s the personality that’s in control when I’m not reflecting or talking to myself constantly.

The weird thing is, I just ride my bike around all day thinking, ‘What would it be like if I just let myself be hit by incoming traffic?’ & things like that, I know, I’m fucked up, I’m immature, but at least I’m still on this planet, & there <u><b>has</b></u> to be a purpose for me, & that keeps me alive everyday.

You just need to go on a long journey, I just wish that the world was more open, & not so small…You know, like in games, if the world was ike that, it’d be a lot more peaceful, & I’d already have left on my own journey of soul searching…

Sorry to thrown my own problems in here, I’m just adding my 2 cents.

<img src=“http://sephy.nulani.net/images/Himeko.gif”> Seph, that was extremely heartfelt & beutiful, I applaud you.

Thanks Himeko.

<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> Uh, I doubt that the world would be more peaceful if monsters randomly attacked you, evil empires try to take over the world, the world gets destroyed fairly frequently, and people can freely carry weapons :stuck_out_tongue: