Depressed society…

depressionMost of us suffer from a period of depression throughout our life, this episodic can be resulted from life events surrounding us such as harsh disease, an injury, bad relationship and so on. While at the same time for most of us depression is just like catching a cold. Hence we struggle with the symptoms and after a few days we recuperate and we return to our routine. Yet, what is depression? Depression is a state of low mood that affect a person thoughts, behavior feeling and sense of well being. Depressed people can feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, worried, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, hurt or restless. With time they will lose interest in activities that once were pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating have problems concentrating, remember details, making decisions, suffer from insomnia or excessive sleeping, fatigue, loss of energy or aches, pains and in extreme cases contemplate, attempt or commit suicide.

While different researchers pointed out that every year more and more people claim to be unhappy and diagnosed with depression. Furthermore statistics shows that the amount of people that suffers from depression is increasing, especially in advanced countries. Moreover it looks as if even though our life quality has improved and became more comfortable society is more miserable and ill. When life was simpler and retarded, the members of society were busy most of the time with searching for food and shelter. And society was healthier and united, than nowadays.

Society today is ill, and its subjects are unconsolidated and isolated one from another. The alienation causes its members to feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, helpless and worthless. All of those feelings turned us into society with no propose, whereas one does not feel part of something, where one does not believe in anything, when values lost their importance. It’s easy to see how suicide becomes a banal phenomenon. When there’s nothing to believe in, nothing to hold on the only solution many seek is inner regression that reduce depression and internal isolation in one self. The only question that rises is what kind of future awaits us?

Danielle Antebi