Originally Answered: How can i make others happy?
Hey friend, you truly touched my heart. I feel for you! I've had bouts of depression so I understand that aspect & I appreciate that you put it into words. You should try to get out more & just breathe clean air. Staying inside adds to the depression. Go for coffee or something & maybe try to just have a casual chat with someone, a waitress, bartender, anyone to start feeling a little better about talking to people. We tend to get into ruts & it's so hard to break out of them.
I'm honestly asking you a question, who wants to be around someone, who suffers from depression, & who has a hard time being happy anymore? Think about it deeply.
You need to learn how to love yourself before you start helping others. What you need to do now is concentrate on making yourself happy. Pursue a hobby or a passion that was only a dream until now & set some goals for yourself. Don't focus so much on making new friends to fill the void. I know you're lonely right now, but when you can stand on your own & find happiness within yourself, things will turn around for you. And once you have your confidence back, making new friends, real friends, won't be so hard at all. For now, you're your own best friend.
Another very good thing is exercise, my doctor told me this when I was depressed. Just get outside & exercise, it releases endorphins in the brain that make us feel better. I hope things get better for you very soon.
Man in Blue (Shiv)