Alone and Self-Obsessed: Why are we getting more and more depressed?

Charles Chu
May 13, 2018 · 7 min read

A worrying trend

Why are we getting more depressed?

What cultural shifts?

A shift in values?

’Cause we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl’
-Madonna

What now?

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”

-Seneca


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Figuring out how to live in a world we don't understand