When you are trying to pull yourself out of the pit of despair, wildly grabbing at whatever is around, it is never a good thing. When you are drowning like that, just exhale hard and relax. Its over quicker that way.
After you sink down, no one will ever know that you were there. The top of the water will be calm and smooth and will never speak about the struggle that took place. There will be no accolades or parades for the ones who never got out. In time they will be completely forgotten.
For those who do make it out, the pit will haunt their dreams for the rest of their lives. They are beaten so badly that even their families do not recognize who they are. Their sunken eyes give them away. Their glossy stare into no where speaks volumes. They find out they are in the pit, they never left. They just took it with them.