Is it possible to go through the entirety of life without ever being depressed -- even just once?

I don't see the possibility in that. people can handle depression in a better way but totally avoiding getting depressed seems impossible. life is not a bed of roses, there will always be ups and down and the human body will respond to stimulus based on things happening.

The fact that people don't go crazy while depressed or handle it well doesn't mean their life is void of depression.

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Well I think it's possible, but you'd have to look at alot of very specific scenarios. For example, if you die young, maybe as a kid then it's possible that you never experienced depression.

If for instance you happened to have some sort of neural impairment like down syndrome or something that prevents you from actually functioning properly then maybe you could go through life without being depressed because your brain might not be able to process such a complex emotion, at least not how normal people do.

In the real sense of things, I don't think it's possible for a normal human being who lives up to a ripe old age and doesn't have any neural impairment to go through life without getting depressed at least once. Depression is a part of life itself, it's something that we all have to go through and learn from so it's unavoidable.

Moreover in this time and age where social media has made people literally hate themselves for being less or not being up to standard or not being able to keep up with the trends etc, it's unfathomable that a person would be able to go through life without experiencing depression.

I hope this helps.


I'm what I would call an Anti-Depressant. I'm constantly cheerful, and dependably think emphatically, to the point where individuals around me are astoundedly envious that I can generally look to the future in the manner in which that I do. 

All things considered, I have many companions that are discouraged, and they cherish conversing with me, and I adore conversing with them as well, since they state I help them have a craving for keeping living. It's very satisfying, however I'm progressively glad that they don't attempt to end their life, and i should simply be companions with them! 

The main thing that I've found similar to an issue with my energy, is that when individuals are not in the state of mind for it (they're emotions are so firmly negative that they simply don't need anything to go right), they will get frantic at me, or baffled with me for all intents and purposes overlooking their antagonism. A short time later, however, they end up saying 'sorry' for getting distraught at me for acting naturally. Since that is simply me. I'm simply glad. I can't utter a word more than that, since I truly don't have a clue why, and I couldn't care less either. I'm cheerful to realize that I'm upbeat. 

In any case, when I do get irate, I've been disclosed to it's entirely frightening…


It's Impossible!!! Depression is part of life because life itself is not a bed of roses..  However, people tend to handle depression better than others. Nowadays Social media even made it worse, most people feel less when they see the luxurious lifestyle others portray and that drives them into depression.. 


It's not possible because we are all humans,what causes depression?

Anger, disappointment, loss, failure etc and these are things we experience once in a while. So I will say that it's okay to be depressed once in a while.

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Depression is quite a part of life and it may not be possible to evade it in one's life at one point or another in life - no matter how small it is. Depression could manifest in sadness, losing interest in activities that gives one pleasure.

Depression could set in when one is bereaved, issues come up at work, heart break, financial problems, childhood drama etc. Obviously, some of these life happenings would happen to all human beings at one point in their life.

It is advised that depression should be managed well. It should not be to the extent when one would commit suicide or lead to other deadly issues.


I totally agree to @jeaniepearl, its not possible as humans to avoid the challenges of life as we grow. Even the young get depressed, so to actually survive the human race, we must go through ups and down and be ready to embrace it when it comes.

@rasamuel @francistagbo @musing

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