I think it’s no overstatement to say that people’s minds begin to shatter and fracture with trauma, depression, loneliness, and a kind of deep-seated grief, for which we don’t have a name yet. The inner logic goes like this: “If only I’d had that medicine, that education, those emergency savings, that safety net — I could have lived a better life. And there was no good reason for me not to have it. Didn’t I deserve it? Am I worthless?” Crack. A mind fractures, because to face such things every day is to also feel one’s most primal fears, of abandonment, annihilation, and isolation, come true. Don’t we see that in America today?