Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Feelings Have to Have a Reason?

Why is it I question when I am sad for no reason?  I mean I feel other emotions just as much if not more than sadness but it seems to be one of the only feelings I question.  If I am having a good day for no reason, I never seem to question it. When I am talkative, I just talk. Of if I am in a silly mood, I just act crazy...but sadness, it is always an emotion I question.

Is this because I have been diagnosed as being depressed before?  And why are we diagnosed as being unhappy but never..."She's happy!", as a diagnosis.  Can't we feel all the range of emotions without someone having to diagnose us?  Or is it that sadness is considered out of the norm?  Are we all supposed to be a certain way...a "normal" way?  Or could sadness be a way?

I don't I go with all my philosophical questions that never seem to be accompanied by any answers! If I only had a few answers to all the things I question in this! Do you ever question other moods you have, other than sadness?


  1. Answer to the question - yes, but only when others make me feel like I should question them. I know that other's don't make you 'feel' anything, but you know what I mean. If I feel I am being judged or questioned for being silly or happy or anything else, I start questioning it myself and not letting myself just be.

  2. I question lots of moods. If I'm sad, why am I sad. If I'm happy, why am I happy? Will it last, or is it just a short thing? Does it mean my depression is gone or not? If I'm anxious, why? If I'm tired, why?

    Sadness doesn't have to be a diagnosis - isn't depression more of an abnormal sadness plus some other symptoms? Similarly, could a person be hypomanic and considered "happy" but not in the "normal" way and with some other symptoms and get a diagnosis? I'm not too sure about all that, especially since I don't have bipolar, so I can't speak with any authority. :)

    I find my diagnosis helpful in that it gives a reason for some of my struggles and helps me accept a little less false guilt. But somebody once said (about Autism, but it applies quite well here, too), the child doesn't change into a different person just because he or she has a diagnosis; they are still the same person. You are still you and I am still me. The "diagnosis" helps me understand and take care of myself, but when your diagnosis doesn't help you, can you just ignore it? I don't know. It's another question I don't know the answer to. :)