Monday, March 5, 2018

“Happiness” and the “Depression”

Yesterday – I told a friend that I was feeling depressed. 

“What nonsense...” he said, “you don’t look depressed at all. In fact – you look quite happy...” 

I told him this story...

HAPPINESS and DEPRESSION
A Story for the Happy and the Depressed
By
VIKRAM KARVE

A certain man made an appointment to see a renowned psychological counsellor – a famous psychotherapist. 

The depressed man duly arrived at the psychotherapist’s clinic. 

The depressed man said to the psychological counsellor: 

Sir  please help me. 

I always feel depressed. 

No matter what I do  I always feel depressed and dejected. 

I just dont know what to do...

The psychological counsellor looked at the depressed man and said to him: 

Come with me to the window...

The depressed man followed the psychological counsellor to the window. 

The psychological counsellor pointed outside and said to the depressed man: 

Do you see that huge tent over there in the distance...? 

The depressed man answered: 

Yes  I can see that tent... 

Pointing towards the tent – the psychological counsellor said to the depressed man:

Well  that is a circus tent. 

In that tent there is a circus and it is really good. 

There are lots of acts to watch  especially the clown acts. 

And – there is one clown in particular who is extremely funny. 

The clown wears all sorts of costumes and masks – and – he performs hilarious antics. 

His masquerade acts are really fantastic. 

He will make you rock with side-splitting laughter over and over again. 

Go to the circus – and see that cheerful clown perform  and  I guarantee you – that your depression will disappear... 

The depressed man looked at the psychological counsellor with sadness in his eyes.

“What’s wrong...? the psychological counsellor asked the depressed man.

The depressed man said to the psychological counsellor

“Sir  I am that same circus clown...!!! 

Yes – I am the same cheerful happy clown who makes everyone else’s depression disappear...


MORAL OF THE STORY

What does the story of THE HAPPY CLOWN tell us...?

While judging human beings – you must not rely on external appearance alone. 

On the surface a person may look cheerful, calm and composed – but deep inside  he may be suffering from inner turmoil. 

Many persons outwardly always joke and laugh – but – deep inside – they may actually be quite unhappy and depressed.

Also – outward cheerfulness may not always indicate inner happiness. 

VIKRAM KARVE
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