Daniel: Hey, kid. What's got you down?
Caleb: I don't know. I hate suffering from depression and anxiety. It's absolute torment for the analytical mind. More than anything, I want to know why I feel like my skin is crawling and the sweet relief of joy is always just out of my reach. I have every reason in the world to be thankful.
Daniel: You're not alone. Lot's of us feel that way. Some more intensely, and some more often, but take comfort in belonging to a tribe.
Caleb: I know. Get some therapy, get some meds, or work it out. I suppose I've always just worked it out. Writing has been my go-to outlet for pain. But I hate to write anything that doesn't entertain my readers or have a point.
Daniel: Your well being is more important than whether a not there's a point to all this. Learning to take care of yourself is the biggest part of the answer. Now, chin up and carry on. You're going to make it.