Is Andrew Tate Right About Depression?

Is Andrew Tate Right About Depression?

“Is Andrew Tate Right About Depression?” – This is an article that examines the views expressed by him in an interview with Piers Morgan.

You can see the full interview here – Andrew Tate vs Piers Morgan | The Full Interview

Let’s get straight into it.

Andrew Tate regularly expresses polarizing views on many topics, including business, women, and being a man. This time however he touched a nerve for many people by expressing his thoughts on depression.

Is Andrew Tate Right About Depression?

What does Andrew Tate Believe About Depression?

Andrew believes depression doesn’t exist if you don’t believe in it. Further, he states that you can take action, make your life better and rid yourself of this so-called depression.

As a person that was depressed for 5 years, I feel I’m in a good position to give my opinion on it.

The first thing I think when I examine Andrew’s comment is that it’s not aimed at hurting anyone or belittling their issues, but it is instead aimed at empowering them and giving them hope.

Andrew Tate is stating that even though you feel this way, you can take control through your mindset and actions and overcome depression.

This somewhat positive message upset a lot of people. I understand why it did.

The Depressed Experience

When you’re in the depths of depression the last thing you are willing to accept is that you can fix it anytime you want. The reason being is if you can and you’re not then you’re stupid and incompetent.

Certainly, those are things we don’t want to freely admit about ourselves. Hanging on to the victim mentality serves a purpose by protecting us from such a realization about ourselves.

By being a victim you’re basically abstaining yourself from accountability and taking any type of action.

You are comfortably yet unfortunately cooking in a stew of self-pity.

We want to believe our inadequacies are not due to ourselves but they are due to some factor we have no control over.

Now in this instance, that factor is depression but it could also take the form of other people, circumstances, or many other forms of illness and disease. However, in this article, we are focused on depression.

If you play the role of the victim, you don’t have to make any effort to change your situation because it’s not your fault.

The Inner Child Speaks

This is a very child-like mentality – the idea that you don’t need to be accountable if something is not your fault.

The more adult way of thinking is that you don’t care whose fault it is, you’re taking accountability and you’re fixing it.

We often find adults that are fixated on this (not my fault, nothing I can do) way of thinking.

They think the most important thing is finding someone or something to blame. Once they found the correct person to blame, they are validated in their own beliefs.

While this doesn’t change anything, it helps them feel good about themselves for a brief moment. Until of course, they find themselves in another situation where once again they must find someone to blame and round and round they go.

A Coping Mechanism

Blaming others is their coping mechanism for dealing with life and themselves. It doesn’t solve anything for them, but it helps them cope and get through life.

Andrew Tate is saying you are not a victim and you have control. Amazingly this is a highly controversial message.

A message of personal empowerment has become a message of hate and ignorance.

How dare Andrew Tate suggest that we can take control of our lives. What an insensitive bastard.

Roll on Stephan Hawking

Why are we talking about Stephan Hawking – a world-renowned genius?

Stephan Hawking had an early-onset, slow-progressing form of motor neuron disease (MND; also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease), a fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord.

I would imagine this is a fate that would make depression feel like having a winning lottery ticket. Most people that have such a condition would most likely die after a short while.

Not Stephan however, he moved forward not only to survive but to become one of the best minds the world has ever witnessed.

Now you could easily imagine Hawking taking the victim bait and allowing himself to rapidly mentally decline.

Who could blame him for such an attitude?

Not only would we not blame him but we would most likely think that under the same circumstances we would think the same.

The inclusion of Stephan Hawkings in this article is here to serve the purpose of showing us that how we see things really makes all the difference in the world.

Therefore how we see depression is really going to be what makes all the difference in the world to the condition.

Confusion with Depression

I do see with depression that people often confuse being depressed with being really low in their mood and self-image.

There is a significant difference between the two. Allow me to explain.

Feeling really low is defined by a situation that you can directly relate to. For example, you’re stuck in a dead-end job, you can’t support your family, you’re being bullied, you think you’re ugly, your house burned down, you’ve just been dumped, you’ve (fill in the blank).

They are usually circumstances that we have decided there is no solution to and we are stuck with them forever.

That is totally different than being depressed.

Depression is when you don’t need or have a reason but every atom of your being is telling you to kill yourself or smother yourself in drugs and alcohol so you can distract yourself from this overwhelming feeling.

A feeling that constantly communicates to you that you are worthless and everyone else would be better off if you were dead.

I feel a lot of times people confuse being really low over a sustained period with being depressed.

Feeling really low is not a life-threatening condition, being depressed is.

This is where I have a problem with what Andrew Tate said. I feel he was addressing people that were really low and not depressed.

However what he said still applies – (Even if he’s wrong).

Playing a victim mentality will never serve you, even if it’s logical.

If you are depressed, the belief that you can do something about it is a far more beneficial belief than the belief that you can do nothing about it.

Plot Twist

In my situation, I had a life-changing moment.

A friend of my friends committed suicide. I met him a couple of times in my life, but not enough to have the privilege of calling him a direct friend, but I knew him and I went to his funeral.

Everything was going as expected until his parents got up to say a few words. I saw firsthand how hurt they were as the words struggled to come out and tears shed strongly from their faces.

This hit me very hard, I still get emotional when I think back to that moment.

It was at that moment I said to myself – I’m not going to do that to my parents. Maybe I don’t want to live for myself but I will not do that to them.

That was the moment that changed everything. Seeing the result of one person committing suicide was enough.

I was now open to change.

I knew I could go to the doctor and get prescribed medication, but something inside me told me that was no solution for me.

Soon after I walked into a shop and saw business cards for transcendental meditation (TM) on the counter. I picked one up and pursued it.

I had a TM ceremony, and for €450 I got a personal mantra. That was a special student rate, normally it was €900.

For the next 6 months, I meditated daily, along with another type of audio mediation – Holoysync. I was meditating for around 2 hours per day and within 6 months, the depression dissipated.

It would come back and visit me occasionally but it was not life-threatening anymore, I could handle it.

The mediation gave me increased awareness and new perspectives came to me as a result. These perspectives gave me the mental tools to handle my depression so that it no longer had the power to overwhelm me.

So is Andrew Tate right?

Yes, he is, but he’s also wrong.

You see Andrew Tate’s logic only works if you come to the realization that you can help yourself. If you don’t come to this realization then you can’t help yourself.

You get to decide for yourself if Andrew Tate is right or wrong.

I hope that for the rest of my days I see this particular viewpoint of Andrew’s as being right because it empowers me and gives me the potential to live life on my terms.

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