Happiness As A Number

I love math.

Just kidding, I actually hate math. (Also I’m terrible at it, which is probably why I hate it.)

But there’s something about attributing numbers to feelings that just makes so much more sense to me. Because you can tell a friend you’re sad, but what does that really mean? I get sad when I have a lot of work to do at school, or my job is weighing me down, or my parents are annoying me. But that is different than the deep sadness you feel when your hopes and dreams explode in front of your face, or you lose the people you love the most.

That’s the kind of sad I am right now, which is also called depression when it lasts for a prolonged period of time.