Sometimes colour is complicated

Have you ever tried to describe colour to someone who’s been blind since birth? Go ahead, try it for yourself; pick any colour and describe it. It’s not easy is it. Maybe it’s possible but, at the end of your effort, even if the blind person says, “aaahhh, I get it now, thank you, I now understand what yellow looks like”, you’ll never be certain that they really do.

Describing depression to someone who’s never been depressed is harder. Imagine a blind person trying to describe to you what utter blackness looks like. You won’t be able to imagine it.

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  1. Wow… that describes my feelings at times with such depth. Did you know Winston Churchill suffered from depression. To him, the colour of depression was black. He called it “His Black Dog”.