Funny thing. Ever since coming to the dating scene, all I hear about is depression. Yesterday, I was talking to this girl who had depression last year, when she was 23.
Huh. Funny. My ex-girlfriend also had a huge depression, and she was 23.
Oh. That girl also broke up with the boyfriend. Funny thing, it also happened to me, when my 23 year old depressed ex-girlfriend broke up with me!
Their examples are far from the only ones I have in my personal circle of relations. And I'm not even going in the circle of my dear pessimist friends.
Maybe we have something here?
I think it is all a reflection of this fucked up world. People get majorly depressed when their internal realities and expectations are slowly shattered in this god forsaken world.
They expect(ed) something. For these girls, we can more or less try to guess what it was. Good life. Early marriage. Model husband and wives. No financial problems. Safety. Big cars in the garage. Green yard and a dog. Kids, a boy and a girl. Maybe more than that. Maybe less than that. But we get the idea.
Then they face the reality of this world in shambles. And I think it is pretty safe to say now. The world is in shambles, at least a good part of it.
They expected something. Both these girls were very enthusiastic, happy. And the depression came and hit them.
Nobody is safe in this world, safe of having at least their expectations and realities broken from the inside.
You think that people that knew somebody who died in that Paris attack will be the same after that? Never. They will never again watch a movie about a terrorist organization without flinching. Depression will hit several of them, really hard, after and with the physical problems.
But you don't have to go through an explicit war to develop this. Normal life sure is enough to trigger this, on a lot of people. Because normal life nowadays sure is fucked up as well.