“Man is condemned to be free,” Jean-Paul Sartre famously said.
This can be a good thing but also an overwhelming thing when the world becomes a tough place.
Plenty of individuals have battled with depression or the ‘Black Dog’, questioning what life is for.
The Black Dog is said to “chew up our memory and concentration” and “chase away our confidence and self-esteem”. It often “takes over our entire life” in the form of a searing great weight, an invisible disruption to our normal functioning.