Posted by: thewaveriders | May 22, 2010

Simon Cowell Depressed and Oprah Winfrey – Oh, no you didn’t!

Simon Cowell and Oprah Winfrey – Oh, no you didn’t! 

Oprah interview with Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell stated in a special guest appearance on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” (May 20, 2010) that he has been suffering from depression. 

Oprah replied, “What do you have to be depressed about?  Look at your life?”

 It was not so much the sentence that shocked me – it was the tone that almost said “You, Simon Cowell have no right to be depressed.  As if depression is solely about being ungrateful should you be so lucky as to have success and wealth.

 My first thought was, “Oh, no you didn’t – Oprah, you didn’t just imply that depression has to do with a good or a bad life?”  Oprah!  You should know better!

 Depression has nothing to do with your “status” in life and being depressed because bad things happened is short term “reactive depression”…  read more at


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