I have a friend who has depression somedays he talks about how life is so black and he can’t find a way out – some days I think he’d more Emo than me.
Anyhoo so what does Charles Dickens have to do with my friends depression. Well, you know how in A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts, Christmas past present and future. I’m not sure which particular one it is but one of the ghosts takes Scrooge to see what his life would have been like if he hadn’t been born (and he sees that his brother or some relative would have died because Scrooge wasn’t there to save him).
That’s the bit of the story that keeps coming back but I’m not really sure why.