What are your thoughts and feelings about being depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do/would you deal with some of these issues.
I think that depression is am illness that affects the way a person thinks and feels about everything and everyone, while loneliness, heartbreaks isn't. If you are lonely, you can find someone to consult or talk with, however depression happens when you are unable to open up to others. You can't seem to say out what you feel and what is bothering you. Even you know how you feel, you might not want to tell others about it. Thats where depression comes in. As for heartbreaks, whatever has happen, has happen so all we can do is to accept it.
Being different from you peers and then putting up a front, this is what almost everyone will do unknowingly. Even though I strongly believe that being unique and different is then when you are being yourself. Not everyone will be the same, even though they share the same interest or perspective, there will always be differences. When we put up a front, it is because we are afraid that our peers would think of us in a way that we hate. Afraid that our peers will think that we are 'out'. 'Out' meaning, we are way to different from them. They will find things awkward between us and then move further apart from each other, I think that is what they are afraid of so they rather put up a front than to accept the fact that things might go awkward.
I think that we should just be honest. If you honestly think that we are different, then admit it. Tell them about your differences, if they are real friends, they will accept it. Real friends will not leave you just because you are different because they will alway find a reason to be friends with you and thats the kind of friends you should have.