Would raising another lifeform cure my depression?

Would raising another lifeform cure my depression?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    If I ever manage to find a job I be buying and caring for a lizard. A gecko or ocellated lizard or blue tongued skink. Something like that.

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    a dog wife will cure your depression and your loneliness

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It won't cure it but it'll give you purpose which helps a lot. My depression was caused by unmedicated bipolar disorder so I'm fine now, but back then fishkeeping did wonders for me. Just knowing that you created this artificial little piece of nature with its own live plants and nitrogen cycle was so pleasing to me.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    If you're depressed because of a lack of oxytocin then yes. Dogs have been shown to increase oxytocin in their owners when their owners pet/play with them. I can speak from experience, I always feel better when I pet and play with my dog. Not everyone seems able to experience that though.

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I think there's a correlation between the maturity of that other lifeform and the happiness it brings you. My mom calls this being "little hearted". A baby requires very little from you in terms of material needs, similar to a pet. Their wants are easy to understand and satisfy. When that happens, they clearly communicate that they've been satisfied. It can easily bring a sense of satisfaction doing something that comes easily. Of course, this is all assuming that you even have the financial stability to provide for it.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Try growing plants first. Flowers, vegetables, etc. it could help without the issues of neglecting an animal needs. If you neglect a plant either they are fine or they might die but it is not as bad as having a pet get sick and die because you neglected it or become misbehaved and cause trouble for you and others.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      This, start with a plant and see how that takes. Then move up to ant farm and go from there

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    my rats cured my depression like, instantly. Had the best years of my life teaching them tricks, cuddling, watching them try to run up walls, watching tv together... then one of them died and it became even more depressed than i was before.

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Not intrinsically OP.

    It is a great distraction and can give you more time and experience in finding what can alleviate what you're going through.

    It is very easy to get wires crossed and think you should buy more animals or have a pet human. I had friends who have awful smelling houses and neglected animals because their mental state prevented them from understanding what about keeping animals helps them.

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    no
    the cure for depression is having contact with soil so you have necessary ground bacteria in your gut flora and doing daily moderated exercise

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    why are you depressed?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I am incapable of love from PTSD caused by the Iraq war. I have family and people that try to be apart of my life, but I shell up. The government pays me enough to stay home and make enough money. I push people out of my life because of wheat happens when they get close and die.

      I volunteered at a dog sheleter and do a bit still and can't even commit to that.

      Doctors and drugs (legal/illegal) do not help.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I am so sorry to hear that.

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Depends.
    I had hamsters.
    Once hamster mom ate the kids, then father hamster was sick and mother hamster ate his face while it was alive.
    She also got sick exactly like father hamster a month later and died.
    I bought another hamster and one day i found it dead without a reason (two days in my home, no smoke, same food as the store where i bought him, never touched him, no music, everything perfect).
    My friend's hamster died because a glass fell on the floor and the sudden sound made the rodent have an heart attack.
    Those little c**ts are inbred, i tell you what.
    They're middle age royals dieing of horror movie diseases, filled with tumors and infections

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      pet hamsters are a genetic abomination, bred to last very little, practically disposable, guinea pigs are a bit better in that aspect

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Niacin deficiency
      Or salt

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Yes get a cute little lamb treat it very well and then when it grows up slaughter and eat it to absorb the kindness

  13. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    improving your life is the only thing that will cure your depression

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Getting pets, friends, gf are all potential ways to improve your life.

  14. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    As someone who deals with depression- I love my cat. He’s a cute little innocent animal that shows me affection and depends on me for love, entertainment and survival. He’s always there to distract me from what’s got me down.

    But here’s the thing- you have to be honest with yourself…are you able to provide a good life for an animal? Will you play with them, take them on walks, always provide fresh food/ water, etc?
    Pets are a big responsibility. If you don’t feel like you currently have the time or energy to care for an animal, then wait until you to. Just my 2 cents.

  15. 1 year ago
    Anonymous
  16. 1 year ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous
  17. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Yes have a kid

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      he asked for a cure to depression, not the leading cause of it.
      >okay i have a kid now
      >oh wait i cant fricking raise it
      >neither can my wife
      >we both HAVE to work or this kid grows up in detroit conditions
      >now my son is coming home calling himself nonbinary and telling me he hopes kamala becomes the next president
      >last night he called my wife evil for eating an egg

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        sorry you don't how to raise your kids, anon.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        dont have kids if you cant even take good care of yourself

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Eating eggs is evil. Did you forget which board you're on?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >passing on your genetic predisposition to depression
      Cringe and dysgenicspilled

  18. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    No, but it will make it easier to manage.

    Dogs are a great option. They give you opportunities to get outside, which does help with depression. You can use them to meet people too, so that's a bonus.

  19. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    yes

  20. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    yes

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