The strip starts off with the statement "Some people have a legitimate reason to feel depressed, but not me. I just woke up one day feeling sad and helpless for absolutely no reason."
When I couldn't will myself to not be sad, I became frustrated and angry. In a final, desperate attempt to regain power over myself, I turned to shame as a sort of motivational tool.
(cartoon pane, motivational self to depressed self)
Hey! What are you doing? Are you crying?
Why are you crying?
Did you know that some people have pets that are dead? Some people have diseases and tumors?
The worst thing that has happened to you in the last three days is tearing the spout on the chocolate milk.
But, since I was depressed, this tactic was less than inspirational and more just a way top oppress myself with hatred.
Sigh (heavy). So very true. There are lots of people with diseases and tumors and they don't want to leave. Sigh (again heavy). I feel myself being oppressed by myself.