Thank you for this. Though I’m not affected directly, I have a number of friends and family members that suffer from depression. Maybe these insights can help some of them getting better.
Also, this does explain — to a good degree — why I had a bit of a harder time getting along with you when we were professionally working together so many years ago. I think I was still in that phase where I really wanted to show everybody what I was capable of while you already felt like you had climbed all the mountains. It’s a pretty bad foundation to build something on top of it.