As a child, I had a sizeable group of “acquaintances” I say acquaintances as even then, I knew I barely had a relationship with the majority of these people.
As I grew older and these people “grew up” it became harder for me to associate with them and ultimately understand them. I felt frustrated and baffled by the fact that things just weren’t the same anymore. I tried to keep up with them, but the fun and enjoyment had disappeared. I could not longer connect to these people, I became bored and unfulfilled trying to keep up with them. This is what it feels like to be depressed except those feelings of frustration, confusion, boredom and unfulfillment surround all relationships and activities I undertake.
The Elephant in the Room.