I tried to launch a product, failed miserably and gave a Failory interview.
What’s this about?
Here’s a story about how I saw an app that allowed people to create cool music even by tapping the screen randomly, how I loved that idea, how I and Ruletik were building this, and how my depression stopped it all.
I had everything to succeed: programming and team-leading experience, Product Hunt wins (Product of The Day and Golden Kitty nomination), a badass startup genius to help me launch, a good designer, a polished and proven concept.
But you still have to make decisions. When you’re depressed, it’s next to impossible to make decisions.
Irrational guilt, hallucinations about a huge crowd of people shaming me on the internet on the launch day, inability to comprehend a StackOverflow answer. When you’re depressed, it’s all about chemistry, and there is no thought process to overcome it.
If you’re depressed now, listen: no matter what they tell you, a failure because of mental illness doesn’t count as a failure.
Original story: miloslav.website/thepresence