I have NEVER BEEN (UN) HAPPIER is a story of Shaheen Bhatt about Depression. It is not really a journey, it is a fight. A person who goes through depression they have to fight through each day living in it. This concludes there is no romanticizing of depression in the book I’VE NEVER BEEN (UN) HAPPIER .
When we think about the celebrities and star kids we only think about the silver spoon with which they have been born. We know that they are privileged people and then we pre assume the fact that privileged people can never be sad or depressed.
Privilege has nothing to do with depression
The best part of the book Shaheen Bhatt addresses the privilege part at the very beginning of the book. She talks about how she knows she has come from a privileged family and background. She knows that she has a very loving family. Her privileged is huge and can relax when she wants to but that does not mean she cannot feel what she is feeling. She clarifies that privilege has nothing to do with depression.
Who shall read the book I’VE NEVER BEEN (UN) HAPPIER?
If you have gone through depression you will definitely connect with this book. You will surely contemplate the contents of the book I’VE NEVER BEEN (UN) HAPPIER . If you have no idea what depression is you should read the book to understand the different aspects and reality of depression.
If someone wants to help their close ones going through depression can read the book.
Intellect and research
The author has talked about various insights into new things in the world that might not be known to some. She shows the knowledge she occupied even going through depression. Many facts and theories have been highlighted and explained in the book.
She has also shared about her panic attacks and anxiety and how anxiety can be a by-product of depression and vice versa. The most sensitive thing in the book is suicide and a person who goes through suicidal thoughts. We live in a world where people say who commit suicide are coward and do not have the strength to face the reality of life but no one wonders that if the same thing is said to a cancer patient how it would be.
“The psychotically depressed person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of hopelessness not because death seems suddenly appealing, the person will kill herself the same way a trapped person jumps out of the window of a burning high rise. Their terror for falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me. The variable here is the other terror. The fire flames when the flames get close enough falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of the two terrors”
It is so simple that the patient was suffering a lot so to get rid of pain she dies. The same thing happens with the person going through depression. They even go through the pain and could not resist the pain and decide to die.
“Pain and Suffering birth creativity. It births inevitable triumph and heroes”
Depression has given me perspective. My notions of success, beauty, fame, power- ideas that controlled me for so long- have all changed
Shaheen Bhatt: ‘I thrived on being the center of attention, till Alia was born’
“My father stopped drinking just days after I was born. He lifted me into his arms one evening and I immediately turned my face away from his, repelled by the smell of alcohol on his breath. This rejection from his own child was too much for him to bear and he never touched alcohol again.”
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