I talked to some friends I know today. Everyone seems really hopeless. I can't think of many exceptions. Almost every one of them sounds like they're trapped in an endless nightmare. One of them talks about how he doesn't know how to justify school work or breathing. Another one of them has a huge conflict with the legal system and his academic aspirations. Everyone seems so hurt and confused and I don't know why. It's never been like this before. Am I just projecting my emotions onto them? Why on earth would everyone start acting so comatose at the exact same time?
And it's really hard too. I mean... how do you encourage someone who sounds suicidal when you feel just as emotionally tired and scared as they do..?