The Whitepill is about maximising happiness, and because humans are social creatures it would be impossible to achieve that happiness without interaction with living beings.
It doesn’t matter if you currently have a romantic partner or not, or if you have a good relationship with family or friends, a pet is very different from a human being. They help release stress, relax, and give you and receive unconditional love at any time of day, no matter the circumstances.
For most depressed people, loneliness and lack of love are a major problem. Relationships can be a big hassle, especially if your life is already not looking great. Having to deal with a partner’s issues, immaturity (both theirs and your own), and fights between you two can rapidly make you feel worse than before.
Thus, pets are the perfect catalysts for interaction. Cats, dogs, hamsters, rabbits – decide how much responsibility and what kind of personality you are looking for when deciding type and race, and enjoy having someone who relies 100% on you as friend. While this means you have the responsibility of feeding and taking care of waste, they won’t ever disagree with you, be picky, be unfair, betray you, or leave you. They’ll love you to death for who you are without caring for race, age, appearance, or ideology.
If you’re depressed, sad, feel like crying, or even feel suicidal, go and play with your pet. It won’t fix the issue, but you will feel better guaranteed.
Side note: While adopting is always far better (you give a chance to an abandoned poor soul), you will have less issues getting a young kitten or puppy, as they’ll bond with you easily and won’t have trust issues. If you’re in doubt, you can visit an adoption centre without compromise until you can make your choice.