Why Not Being Depressed Isn’t the Same as Being Happy

By Homaira Kabir
July 25, 2022

Some of us are born with a sunshiny nature. We're naturally inclined to look at the bright side of life and to let go of painful comments that don’t serve us well. But not everyone wins the genetic lottery. Many of us focus on the negative, hold hurtful comments close to our hearts, and look at the future with hopelessness.

These days, feeling sad and hopeless is not surprising. Rates of depression are rising globally at an alarming speed. From the state of our planet and our politics, to predictions of future prospects, the world offers us many reasons to despair and make even the most starry-eyed among us feel down.

So what can we do about it?