My depression didn't come from lack of friends, it came from genetics and trauma, so, yeah, I like my friends, but they don't fix depression
Connection is the real part. You can have "friends" that don't really know you or just know a part of you, the one you let them see. That is the sad part because you can be surrounded by people yet feel alone. Solitude in its own nature means you are with yourself, no hiding, no shame, no fear. Solitude it's definitely better than company without connection. However as the social animals we are, I have to say I do enjoy the company of someone that actually knows me and that I know. It makes things better.
You sir have transcended heaven. Congratz!
Friends don't cure depression, but they might help you with it. But most "friends" don't care about someone's depression, or just don't understand it. Being with friends who don't see that you are suffering is hard, especially if you don't want to waste their time by talking about it. Some people are afraid to talk about it, because they already lost someone who didn't agree with it. I had to dump my best friend after 8 years of friendship, because she told me she thinks depression isn't real and she told me it's just a phase where I'm sad and I will get over it. That's why I'm depressed but still with friends, way less friends of course.
I was like that... Then I found some really close friends. Now it's hard without them
Making friends can be difficult especially if you don’t need any. But good people will gravitate towards you if you keep on, good luck op
Best friends that you can just call and whine about your day. After your done their OK talk to you later. But you know that they'll listen everytime and sometimes it's enough.
You're not alone, i've always been in a constant state of being happy, though i'm sure thats something going just as wrong in the brain as with depression, certainly been inappropriate at times, then again, i didn't care, obviously.
Because we interact with other people
I fully agree with you.