Fake depressed gurus

Aasmund Ryningen
3 min readJul 28, 2020


If there’s one thing that life has taught me, it is that depression takes you nowhere.

What’s actually very funny about depression is that a lot of coaches have it. Yes, coaches. You know, the so-called ‘life coaches’ or whatever kind of label they put on themselves these days. The people who are supposed to guide you in the correct decision. Give you mental energy to make it through the day and make you believe that you’re special. Please don’t think that I’m attacking you personally. You are special. We all are. However, just telling someone that they’re special hardly cuts it.

Still, these coaches roam the Internet space like it was their personal playground.

I’ve seen countless examples of life coaches talking about their difficult time, their depression and how they thought they wouldn’t get anywhere in life.

Because they lost their job, their girlfriend broke up with them or their football team didn’t win the trophy that year.

These people even congregate in large Facebook groups and cry together over life being so difficult.

And they’re supposed to charge others for giving them life advice when they can’t get their own life together themselves.

The writing’s literally on the (Facebook) wall as far as life coaching is concerned.

Yes, I’m telling you to stay far away from anyone who labels themselves a ‘life coach’.

Most of these people haven’t feel genuine pain.

You know the kind of pain that you have when you wake up and all you can think of is to grab onto something to relieve your back from the 10,000 stinging knives that pierce your spine and cut right through it like it was made of butter. ¨

Or when you finally manage to get out of bed, but you forgot to put your warm slippers next to the bed, so you have to walk some feet on that ice cold floor on your sore feet.

At the beginning it just hurts.

Eventually, it hurts so much you actually feel kind of numb.

Like your feet has actually turned into elephant paws.

The constant pain in your back and neck.

All day long.

Especially intense when you have to bend your body to either clean a surface or wash the dishes.

And let’s not talk about using the restroom.

Have these life coaches on Facebook got a clue about how that feels? Do they know the intense pain that a lot of people have to go through every single day? What about putting up with other people’s mocking, scorning and condescending comments? Especially those people who think you’re faking the pain or are ‘making too much out of it.’

Yes, this is the typical day in the life of someone with a chronic pain disorder.

Genuine grounds for feeling depressed.

Also, genuine grounds for trying out what Mother Nature has to offer you, without having to wait in line to collect a prescription for a medication from a doctor who doubts you and then having to go to a drug store, praying that it’s still in stock.

Not to mention all of the horrible side effects.

As far as I know, CBD oil comes without all those hurdles.

Why don’t you try it out?