On more depressing news, in fact news about depression… well is it even news?
I’d like to point out the obvious that the same problems are more prevalent with men, only they don’t seek help. It reminds me of fight club, a film which is actually more spiritual than you’d think.
Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.
Of course the answer isn’t in violence based catharsis (On an interesting aside if you are ever wondering about the dubiousness of catharsis, look where the word came from…), but then the film points that out by the end. The answer is God but the organisation formally known as the YWCA doesn’t seem to be able to see that any more… shame.