Has anyone heard of constructive living? It has helped me in the past, and I was thinking of picking the book up again to see if rereading it can help. Constructive living comes from the way the people deal with depression in the East. Apparently, instead of sitting at home or going to therapy because they're depressed and can't deal with their lives, they get up, go to work, etc. no matter how depressed they are. They are aware of their depression, but they don't let it stop them from living their lives. According to the author, if people would just ignore how they feel and go out and do whatever it is that they need to be doing, they will find that they feel better. Ignoring your feelings makes them fade; paying attention makes them stronger. It also says that the best way to forget about your own depression (or whatever trouble you've got) is to focus on other people. IDK. . . .maybe I've just drifted away from constructive living and need to refocus? Or maybe this guy doesn't even know what real depression is.