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Sometimes the state of the world depresses me (potentially triggering.)

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Yes, man is the worst animal this planet has known, all right. Very depressing state of affairs. You're right @Sarabi_Gyarados, all of these abominations against life, abominations against nature, do add to peoples disillusionment. And if a person is struggling with depressions and anxieties and God knows what else in the first place, then, it becomes very, very easy to just give up and leave the earth forever. And people do. I think in the U.S. alone over 40,000 people per year end their own lives - obviously for many different reasons but the bleakness and human failure is most certainly part of it.

Thank you.
It is a shame because those sensitive souls are the ones the earth needs most.
 
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What if....the entire human race was given what we have?
 
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Even if I won the lottery and lived in paradise I would remain deeply troubled, as I would still be aware of horrendous suffering. Animal abuse cuts me like a knife and I'm all too aware of what's going on. I agree with everything you wrote in the post and can't give you any wise words. There is a lot of good in the world but knowing the bad is killing me inside.
 
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Sometimes I think feeling depressed is a natural reaction to the state of the world and the state of being a human being.

Here are just some of the things that upset me when I think about them:

The Amazon is burning. There are wars going on. There is child slavery. Sex trafficking and slavery are huge. We exploit and hurt animals. Factory farming. Obesity. Cities consuming natural land. Polyamory and the rise of casual love and hookup culture. Tinder. Falling birth rates. Teachers not being shown respect. Murder. Abuse. People having to do jobs they hate.

I feel the world can be so cold and hard and unloving. I was very idealistic as a kid. I believed in fairy tales, the one, true love, Prince Charming, finding a job that mattered, people being trustworthy. I guess it hurts that the world didn't turn out to be the ideal I'd hoped for. Instead it can be a corrupt, cruel, exploitational place and I can be that way too.

I'm trying to see the best in the world and to help but I can be quite black and white in my thinking and see things as such a let down.
I can relate when i was younger shit would just get me down the news, newspapers, tv bullshit i jusy dont consume the content its best to maintain some lv of sanity
 
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It is a shame because those sensitive souls are the ones the earth needs most.
Yes.

And also I think depression, or a depressive state of mind, can be passed on to the child forming in the womb and to the baby growing up in the world, by what things and stimuli the child is regularly exposed to, and how the primary caregivers - and just people in general - interact with that child. So, in a way, we're all kind of responsible for each others mental health. It's about what we're all putting into this world in many senses, I believe.

Do you think that @Sarabi_Gyarados?
 
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Yes, I think we probably pick up on a lot in the womb, (if our mother is abused, stressed, unwell, scared, unhappy) and then we pick up on our environment (are our parents happy, is there money, are we cuddled, are there arguments, what is school like?) and then there is our own temperament, and all of these factors together impact us. It's so true - we are all responsible for each others mental health but we do have ultimate responsibility for our mental health. Otherwise we blame others too much.
 
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@Sarabi_Gyarados

Yes, blame can eat away the soul if not nipped in the bud. Very true.

Life is very much like, to me, navigating a boat through very choppy seas. But it's also about making my way to the peace and calm of some beautiful tropical island, so to speak.

I think we all get there in the end, in the greater scheme of things. Reincarnation.
 
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This used to make me really really depressed, but i took a different approach and a new look to the world.
I learned this new way from a comedian named george carlin his idea is to be a spectator and try to remove any attachments and sensitivity to the world, all u have to do is just sit and watch.
it sounds strange or dumb in a way, but it actually helped me a lot.
 
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