The Irony of the Real
There's an irony in depression: it heightens "realism and empathy" if some "experts" are to be belived. Which means you feel other's pain more astutely, and you simultaneously have pretty much the worst outlook on life. Because realism sucks. Realism means sitting there with all the bad options on the table and picking out the one that does the least damage.
So how's your week going?