My Connection to Eeyore – Depression and Friendship

EeyoreI always felt a connection with Eeyore when I watched Winnie the Pooh as a child. He was my favorite character, and I’d always get very quiet when he would come into a scene. I would watch him intently, and would listen closely to the words he spoke.

I never gave much thought as to why he was my favorite character. Now that I am older, I feel the reason I loved him so much is that he was depressed and although at the time I couldn’t put it into words, I was also depressed.

He was always feeling down and seemed to have a negative view on the majority of things, even in the magnificence of living in the Hundred Acre Wood, surrounded by all of the people who loved him. He had friends who loved him dearly, and yet, he was still depressed.

I feel that the only difference between me and Eeyore, truly, was that he had friends while I did not. Sure, I had family, but I didn’t have any friends or at least didn’t have friends who could understand my feelings and love me anyway.

Eeyore is still a character I can relate to. I still feel trapped in this endless cycle of depression, even after all these years. The thing that is much better is I now have friends who I can share my experiences with, and they love me no matter how depressed I am. They listen and they empathize with me.

I guess what I am trying to say is, I still have depression, and I still have a negative view on certain things. However, I came to terms with the depression, and through that, met and befriended people who have similar experiences to my own. We share, cry, laugh, and make each other feel better. So, even though I’m still depressed, I am still here due to the love and acceptance I have found in others.

Rachel is a young adult who has aspired to be a writer her whole life, She lives at home with her mother, father, and 6 wonderful animals.

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