From my dad - don't be ignorant. Unfortunately he passed away when I was young so we didn't get a chance to have many really talks.

From my godfather who is like a father to me - let yourself be loved. Probably the person who knew/knows me best (he moved to a different continent and we don't speak much anymore unfortunately). I never spoke openly to him about my depression but he always seemed to know what I was feeling and thinking without me saying. I didn't think much of it when he said it to me then, but I find myself repeating that phrase in my mind often now m