If this is your first time here, welcome to Prozak Nation! Here’s a little glimpse into the nation…
Prozac (fluoxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressant. Prozac affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Prozac is used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder) obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder.
Or you can just call it by it’s popular name THE HAPPY PILL! This is my very own little nation where I come to write about my life, my travels and the things that I love (Art, Books and Travelling) – mostly the things that make me happy! (Happy Pill Nation, Geddit?)
But if you have been following this website since 2002, I supposed you would find the new description a bit confusing! Yes, I admit that this site has not always been a place where I write about happy things… this was a place where I used to do writing exercises and yup, the general theme useds to center around “my depression”…
A little bit of history……
Prozak Nation.Com was registered on 2002. The domain name was inspired by my favourite book at the time, Prozac Nation : Young and Depressed in America by Elizabeth Wurtzel. I was young and almost clinically depressed; that seemed like a good enough reason to buy the domain name at that time. But I am neither young or clinically depressed now. The domain name seems a little less cooler than it was back then. But after much thinking, I have decided to keep using the same domain name, not because I have formed an attachment to the past or because I believe that this is a big part of what I am as a person. It’s because I think that it is good to be reminded where I began all those years ago.
So yeah, I kept the domain name. But I have changed so much over the years. This website has changed with me. I pivoted. I shifted and changed everything! My life, How I write, How I see things, and how I operate. Sometimes I look back and it’s like looking at a completely different person! And I do this all the time. I would read my old journal entries and I would be saying to myself “I can’t believe I wrote that? Who the hell was that person?”… I could still relate but I could barely understand my old self anymore. But to be fair, I was hell of a writer back then! Maybe I was channelling Hemingway! :p
I believe, growing is essential. So is change. Part of my growth is actually changing the definition of Prozak Nation and I am actually very proud of myself for coming this far; for embracing the change, and for moving forward!
So here’s to the new chapters of Prozak Nation (My little Happy Pill Nation). Whatever you’re here for. I hope you find what you are looking for.