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Re: Is depression like a society's phase? » ralphrogers

Posted by zazenducke on May 2, 2012, at 9:33:37

In reply to Is depression like a society's phase?, posted by ralphrogers on April 30, 2012, at 20:25:54

That is an interesting way to look at it. That we're part of something bigger than ourselves. Maybe feeling the stirrings of a new age and frantically medicating everyone instead of welcoming the renaissance or the enlightenment?

> It's maybe 30 minutes I'm fighting some depressive thoughts and something interesting came to my mind.
> Well, if depression is like an epidemic spreading through society like a cold front taking over summer, maybe we are just in the middle of a different season of human development. Perhaps this is just a bad phase, and we got unlucky enough... or brave enough to be in charge to carry on and clear it.
> I mean, I can't avoid being depressed. We have reasons for that right? But somehow everyday I try to fake it and smile and be nice to people. I care a lot about people but... hey, I want to be depressed. Can't avoid it... maybe it will never pass until I accept it fully. We can't lie to ourselves right?
> Maybe society is deceiving us by saying that with medication we will just fool our minds and spirits in order to be happy. Perhaps this only generates more pain and disease. If depression is seen like a natural thing or process rather than a disease... it may vanish sooner?
> If depression is a disease of a society, rather than of an individual, than maybe we are seeing things the wrong way? We don't have the cure, right? No easy fix for something so big and important as a whole society living an unhappy life.
> C'mon, we are wonderful human beings. Why are we sad like this? What are we doing wrong? What's the climax for all this to blow away and a new golden era to flourish?
> I hope I didn't depress you. But if I did, then we're two.
> Ralph




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