Sometimes I feel like something is wrong with me because it’s so hard for me to be happy. I know it’s a conscious decision and I know that in my privileged life I have so many things to be happy about. I have “friends” at school, but I really don’t feel the urge to see most of them outside of school. My parents always tell me that happiness is a choice and that I need to pull myself out of unhappiness, but at this point in my life, I’m unable to do that. Any happiness, smiles, laughs that I experience are so fleeting. I know that I’m not the only one who feels this way, but it’s so frustrating. I don’t want to be like this but this feeling of inadequacy and loneliness is so often overwhelming.