Posted by ralphrogers on May 5, 2012, at 11:48:58
In reply to Re: Is depression like a society's phase? » ralphrogers, posted by zazenducke on May 2, 2012, at 9:33:37
I believe an individual can't be happy when he lives in an unhappy environment. Maybe it is what you said. What would happen if we just let people break down? A new renaissance? But first the economy would just blow up, because people would say "I can't take this", instead of just medicating and going to work.
The economy is ill, right? Symptoms first seen in individuals may take a bigger proportion and show up in a bigger context. And maybe the body is like that too. If you don't hear the voice of depression, then a more powerful symptom may arise, and it's your body saying "can you hear me now?".
> 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?