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Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  .This section is about depression.  Topics include: ( ) Manic depression.  ( ) Depression.  ( ) Symptoms of depression.  ( ) Suicide prevention tactics.  ( ) Ways to treat it.  ---  1/24/2006

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  (1) Chronic depression causes pessimism.  Pessimism is a dangerous condition.  Pessimism is dangerous to survival.  (2) Pessimists have few friends, because they do not think it is worth even trying to get friends.  They think that it cannot or will not work if they try to get friends.  They are not afraid to try.  They just do not think it will be successful if they try.  ---  10/05/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  (1) Depressed people are never happy.  They are never satisfied, either.  And nothing that ever happens will make them happy or satisfied.  They bitch perpetually.  No one they ever meet, no job they ever hold, will ever be good enough for them.  Tough shit, snot ass.  (2) Not me. I'm just happy to be here.  Relaxed, not up tight, it is the new Paul.  Grateful, peaceful, happy.  Just don't hurt me physically.  Please don't let me fu*k myself up.  Let me struggle, but please lets try to keep it fair.  No rabbit punches.  Please let me live.  And never die.  If I have to die, let me get something done first.  It is too early to go.  ---  07/30/1996

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  (1) Depression can incapacitate and even kill.  Depression reduces productivity.  (2) Depression can be lessened or avoided tactically.  (3) Happiness and its relation to the following.  (A) Happiness and humor or laughter.  (B) Happiness and beauty or the arts.  (C) Happiness and the sense of physical pleasure.  (D) Happiness and thought or optimism.  ---  7/12/2001

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  (1) Depression symptoms.  Unclear, unmotivated, sad, tired, undirected, no vision, can't handle job, loss of sense of self, deluded or exaggerated bad view of situation or self.  (2) Health.  Opposite of above.  (3) Mania symptoms.  Deluded sense of extreme opposites of above.  ---  12/30/1992

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  (1) How do testosterone, endorphin, adrenaline, and dopamine levels affect optimism and pessimism, and mania and depression?  (2) How do experiences affect optimism and pessimism?  Early experiences of loss can lead to expectation pessimism.  Early experiences of being deprived of making choices can lead to learned helplessness.  ---  09/20/1993

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  (1) Mania attitudes.  I'm way ahead of schedule.  I can relax and take my time.  I'm in demand.  Everything's possible.  (2) Depression attitudes.  Nobody wants me.  Competition is too much and tough.  I'll never finish my work.  I'll never get a girl or job.  Nothing is possible.  ---  12/30/1992

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  (1) Mania attitudes.  I'm way ahead of schedule.  I can rest and take my time.  I can get a girl/job quick and easy.  I can remember anything.  (2) Depression.  I will never finish in time, even if I rush.  I will never get a girlfriend or job.  I can not remember anything.  ---  12/30/1992

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  (1) Mania.  (A) Symptoms.  Can't sleep 8 hours.  Mind and work really well and long.  Exaggerated optimistic feeling of hope.  (B) Causes.  Interest.  Strong feeling of reason to live.  Low opposition.  (2) Depression.  (A) Symptoms.  Sleep 10 or more hrs day.  Mind and work like shit.  No desire to work.  Exaggerated pessimism.  Unfocused and distracted.  Anxieties about things like physical health, security of home, disasters.  (B) Causes.  Large or constant opposition.  Especially one psychologically unprepared for.  Especially one psychologically unadjusted to.  ---  12/30/1992

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  (1) Manic attitudes.  (A) I don't ever want to die.  (B) I don't ever want this to end.  (2) Depressive attitudes.  (A) Give me a gun and I will kill myself right here and right now.  (3) Feeling best to feeling worst.  ---  10/20/1993

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  (1) Manic attitudes.  I love everything.  Anything is possible.  Everything is going to be all right.  (2) Depression attitudes.  I hate everything.  Nothing is possible.  Nothing is going to be all right.  ---  12/30/1992

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  (1) Pain suicides: emotionally feeling pain vs. (2) Justice suicides: rationally thinking it is the right thing too (ex. feeling you all are a burden on society, or feeling you will hurt someone physically in the future).  ---  07/18/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  A person who is depressed may not be sad or angry.  This is because depression can deaden the emotions as well as thoughts and drives.  All that is left is a person whose only mental content is that they have no will to live.  They want to die.  They will not report that they feel sad, and they will not appear sad.  This is why it is so difficult to help them.  ---  9/11/1998

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Avoid depression and any experience or thought that causes depression.  Avoid them like the plague.  The depression they cause can cause you to lose interest in life and your goals to the point where you ruin your chances of getting or keeping your goals.  ---  10/25/1994

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Boredom and apathy are signs of depression.  ---  07/05/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Causes of depression: anxiety about sex, job, health.  ---  12/30/1992

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Causes.  (1) Food or drink triggered chemistry.  (2) Tiredness can lead to depression.  (3) Event triggered chemistry.  ---  02/20/1989

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Depressed people are great at thinking up reasons why themselves or the world sucks, and why they should kill themselves.  But they suck at thinking of reasons why to live.  And there are good reasons to live.  But if you are depressed these reasons will most likely never occur to you.  And if they do they will have little emotional impact on you.  ---  02/15/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Depressed people do not want to reach out to others, because the depressed person often wants to spare others the pain when they commit suicide.  ---  7/25/1999

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Depressed people often feel it would be ethically wrong to get involved with other people.  Their reasons are  (A) My bad mood is contagious.  (B) I will only hurt them when I kill myself.  (C) I will mess up their life because I am a screw up.  (D) This type of thinking is wrong because it only isolates and worsens their own chances of survival.  ---  09/26/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Depression affects drive and will (as well as memory, emotion, thought, and attitude).  People who have no will, drive, gumption or goals may be chronically depressed.  ---  5/20/1998

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Depression and anxiety often occur together and sometimes compound themselves and each other.  Don't be depressed about being depressed.  Don't be anxious about being anxious.  Don't be anxious about being depressed.  Don't be depressed about being anxious.  ---  2/24/2003

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Depression and mania symptom scale.  How it affects motivation, thought, emotion, memory, behavior.  (1) Not motivated to do anything (lying there immobilized).  (2) Can't do anything even if you feel like it.  (3) Motivated to do x but not y (tougher).  (4) See no hope in anything vs. see x amount of hope in x thing.  (5) Feel unfocused vs. feel focused.  (6) Getting a lot of good mental and physical work done vs. lethargic, stupor.  (7) Jittery, hyper.  (8) Can't get going vs. can't stop.  (9) No direction vs. clear direction.  (10) Can't think of one new idea vs. great new ideas coming a mile a minute.  (11) Memory working like shit vs. memory working perfect.  (12) Feel motivated to do x.  (13) Feel really good about x.  (14) Feel really good and you don't know why.  (15) Feel like you can do anything.  (16) Think you can do anything (psychotic).  ---  12/30/1992

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Depression can be caused as much by circumstances as by brain biochemistry.  If you have a series of losses or failures or just times of hard living, you can become depressed acutely or chronically.  When you get lucky, or accomplish something, you may lessen your chances of being depressed.  When you get a great job and a great girlfriend or find a powerful reason to live (etc.), it can make you less depressed.  Thus, struggling for these good things is important.  Happiness is important, because depressed people have increased chances of being unproductive, and making bad moves, and often hurt themselves and others.  ---  07/04/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Depression can be caused by neurosis and the repression of anger.  Refusal to acknowledge anger, express emotion of anger (face, words), think about what is causing the anger, or take action against things making one angry.  Anger repressed becomes sadness and depression.  Also, if one has "feminine" traits (biochemical and social in cause), pain gets expressed passively as sadness and inactivity instead of actively as anger.  Both these factors, neurotic repression and feminine traits are noticeable in some.  Answer: Get angry!.  ---  03/01/1989

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Depression can snowball.  Negative thoughts, emotions, and attitudes can become habitual.  You are responsible for fighting negativity.  You can and should create better attitudes toward things.  ---  6/19/2006

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Depression causes one to not only lose hope, but also to not care (carelessness).  "I don't care if I live or die.  I don't care if things get better (or worse).  I don't care if I could help the world.  I don't care".  It is just total apathy.  A sort of mental exhaustion.  Disinterest.  Uninvolvement.  Detachment.  It is not a good thing.  ---  01/07/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Depression sum up.  (1) Depression involves not just feelings of sadness, rather all the negative emotions, often all at once.  In addition, there is often an almost total absence of any of the positive emotions.  That is to say, few mixed feelings or conflicted emotions.  (2) As a result of the above situation, the thought component of the mind produces only negative thoughts to go along with the negative emotions.  (3) In terms of the temporal (time) aspect, one can remember only negative events from the past, one can see only negative things in the present, and when depressed one can only imagine negative situations in the future.  That is to say, depression seems to have the godlike ability to change the past and predict the future.  Very powerful.  (4) Depression makes you feel negative about yourself, other people, the world and life in general.  (5) Severe depression goes beyond negativity: remember nothing, feel nothing and think nothing.  ---  4/26/2001

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Depression, is it biochemical in nature, or sign of something wrong that needs to be fixed in your life?  Problems when you confuse the two.  ---  12/30/1992

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Depression: I feel pain.  Repression: I will not consider my pain and problems.  Addiction: I can only think of booze (sex, drugs, work, etc.).  Escapism: I will not face my pain and problems.  Avoidance: I will think of anything but my pain and problems.  Regression: I don't have to face my pain and problems.  ---  08/01/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Depression: it is not that you are just sad emotionally.  It also disrupts your thinking.  You can't think at all when you are really depressed.  You can't think of alternatives.  You can only think of negative things, pessimistic, hopeless, no drive.  ---  12/30/1995

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Depression.  Causes.  (1) Experience done to you, by nature, or others, or self.  (2) Action done by you.  (3) Conscious or unconscious of it, aware or unaware of true effect.  (4) Voluntarily or involuntarily did it.  ---  12/30/1992

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Despair strikes suddenly and violently.  ---  2/1/2000

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Excessive, inappropriate guilt (regret) is a sign of depression.  ---  06/05/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Feeling depressed does not have to correspond to how bad your situation is.  Depressed people cannot see their situation clearly.  It looks hopeless to them.  They cannot automatically cheer themselves up either.  ---  01/12/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Figure out how to get into and stay into semi-manic state.  Figure out how to get out of depressed states.  ---  12/30/1992

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Four mental states.  (1) Depression:  Confused, no interest, no energy, gloomy.  Sub-optimal thought subjects and thought mechanisms.  No work done, no focus and concentration.  Pain emotions, no drive, not thinking much.  No new important thoughts, goofing off, unsure and uncertain.  No vision or poor vision, thinking about trivia.  Slow and crappy mind and behavior.  Wasting time, no direction, slow.  Can't remember (important knowledge and goals fast enough).  (2) Even:  Feeling neither up nor down.  Still getting work done.  (3) Up:  Totally motivated, tons of interest in everything.  Tons of energy, overly optimistic thoughts.  Tons of active work, fast, way more happy.  (4) Deluded up, mania:  ---  12/30/1992

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  How specific behaviors relate to mania and depression, as cause or effect.  See failure spirals and success spirals.  They can be cause and effect at same time.  ---  12/30/1992

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  I am either (1) Too happy (everything is fine and wonderful) and thus become neglectful of myself, or (2) Too depressed (everything is hell) and thus obsessed with myself.  ---  09/30/1995

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  If you are repressed you cannot feel love, or even see the hope or promise of love.  If you are repressed you are most likely also depressed.  If you are depressed you cannot feel love, or see the hope or promise of love.  ---  12/26/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  If you base future actions on past failures you become depressed.  ---  3/30/1998

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  If your standards are too high, you will always be depressed.  Likewise if you are too moral.  Take the pressure off.  ---  10/20/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Is it better to be manic than depressive?  See optimism/pessimism notes.  ---  12/30/1992

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  It is good to feel good.  Depressed people forget, or never think of, all the types of ways to feel good, and all the things to feel good about.  ---  06/10/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  It seems like everyone I talk to is depressed.  (1) One causal factor is that life is difficult, and getting more difficult.  Forty years ago many people could buy a house by working forty hours a week at a single job.  Today, many people need to have two or three jobs and still cannot afford to buy a house.  (2) Another causal factor is that people are sensitive, and getting more sensitive.  There are several reasons why people are more sensitive.  (A) Its not only that people have high expectations.  People may have high personal expectations which they set for themselves to achieve.  People may also feel pressure from social expectations when they feel pressure from others to act a certain way.  (B) Its also that people have high ideals.  People are more fine-tuned ethically.  People are using their brains more, thinking more, feeling more, and that can cause people to be more sensitive.  Also, when people achieve one goal, they feel ethically compelled to start reaching for an even higher goal.  (3) How to combat depression?  Happiness is a choice.  Happiness is a choice that people don't seem to be choosing.  Modern life is essentially difficult.  It is a long difficult struggle, especially when people keep raising the bar on themselves.  (4) Depression seems pandemic today.  Some people wonder if it is something in the air, food or water that is causing depression.  Other people wonder if the rate of depression is the same as years ago, only today we recognize depression for what it is.  I think part of the reason that many people are depressed is that life is becoming more difficult while at the same time people are becoming more sensitive.  ---  12/21/2006

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Keys to avoiding depression and anxiety.  (1) Do not go to bed so early that you wake up in the pre-dawn darkness and lie staring into the void.  Get up when the sun is up.  (2) Avoid the rain.  (3) Avoid the cold.  (4) The southwest is good.  ---  8/9/1999

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Killing yourself out of (1) Sadness or depression with self or world.  Feeling emotional pain about past or present.  (2) Anger at self or world.  Self destructiveness.  (3) Fear, apprehension, or anxious of future pain.  ---  07/18/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Lack of a worthy satisfying goal, purpose or meaning can cause depression.  ---  5/30/1998

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Mania and depression are triggered by events and associated ideas, that influence brain chemistry.  ---  02/14/1989

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Mania attitudes:  One feels invincible.  One feels that one cannot die.  One feels that one cannot make a mistake.  One feels that every move one makes is the best move.  ---  6/4/2005

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Manic depression's two scary states.  (1) Nothing can bring me down.  Not even loss of job, death of loved one, etc.  (2) Nothing can lift me up.  Not even a playboy playmate, Nobel prize, etc.  ---  02/28/1998

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Mild chronic depression is a killer as much as acute severe depression.  It wastes as much human potential.  ---  10/30/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  My depression causes a negative or pessimistic, mind set or state.  I see the bad sides of people and situations.  Force yourself to look for the positive side too.  Become a realist.  ---  12/30/1996

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  My depression is anger turned inward.  My depression causes me to, among other things, feel guilty and to obsess about the past.  I am angry at my parents, siblings, all the assholes in the world, god, everyone and everything, and myself.  ---  12/26/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Negativity.  Depressed people can experience increased occurrences of any negative feeling.  Hopelessness about the future, despondency, despair.  Dread, anxiety, fear, paranoia about the future.  Guilt, regret about the past.  Worthlessness of self, no self confidence, inadequacy.  Worthlessness of others, hatred, disgust, loathing of people, withdrawal, isolation, no friends.  Anger, rage.  ---  02/07/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  One reason there is more depression and crime today is (1) People don't have time to think and feel, and thus they fail to develop, evolve, grow.  (2) This leads to emotionally and ethically immature people, living in extended teen states.  The teen state is depression in some, and anger/violence in others.  There is no time today to think or even feel.  This leads to both stupid and emotionally repressed people, which is a recipe for individual and social illness and destruction.  ---  01/23/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Possible reasons why there has been an increase in the number of cases of depression in recent years.  (1) Actual depression rates are the same as 100 or 1000 years ago.  Its just that we recognize depression more today.  We have a name for it.  We know its symptoms.  (2) Life is actually harder today that it was 100 years ago, and thus there are more cases of depression.  (3) People have become soft because life today is too easy.  Thus, there are more cases of depression.  (4) People are becoming smarter.  Ignorance is bliss.  Intelligence is depression.  (5) People's expectations of self and world are higher.  High expectations, when not met, can cause depression.  (A) People, internally motivated, want to pursue their dreams.  (B) People, externally motivated, have their expectations raised by the media.  (6) The world is more globally competitive than in the 1950's and 1960's.  The USA does not hold the same lead it had fifty years ago.  Its tougher to make a living today that fifty years ago.  Many people cannot reach the same standard of living as their parents.  And that can cause depression in some people.  (7) Life was more simple 100 years ago.  Life is more complicated today.  The increase in the complexity of life can cause anxiety and depression.  (8) There was more of a social safety net 100 years ago.  (9) Even when people today proclaim to believe in god, their unconscious minds are figuring out the many inconsistencies in the god story.  The unconscious mind argues the pros and cons of each view.  The unconscious mind rates the arguments in terms of likelihood.  Depression can result when the unconscious mind comes to conclusions that the conscious mind does not want to recognize nor accept.  (10) Depression and anxiety occur together and cause each other.  An increase in anxiety can cause an increase in depression and visa versa.  (11) People have come to expect a greater degree of control over their lives.  People get depressed when they don't have the control that they desire or that they think they have.  Also, people are given greater choice, and greater control over their lives, and some people can't handle that and get depressed.  (12) People are more emotionally sensitive as a result of being more intelligent.  People feel the pain and losses of life more greatly.  (13) The possibility that there is some chemical in the air, water or food that increases the chances of depression and anxiety, perhaps by activating a gene.  If chemicals can cause frogs to be born with too few or too many legs, then humans may be suffering chemically induced depression.  (14) It could be a combination of the above factors.  It could be something else.  ---  4/27/2005

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Signs of severe depression (person may need medicine): Suicidal.  Can not hold a job or a relationship.  Can not think, or feel, or remember.  Hopeless, sad, or angry all the time.  Gloomy.  Above out of proportion with circumstances, uncalled for, unjustified.  ---  03/16/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Suicide.  (1) People can commit suicide out of fear (of the future) as well as out of sadness or anger.  But they are not cowards.  (2) Also sometimes depression can just sap your will to live.  You are not sad or angry or afraid, you just have no will to live.  ---  02/28/1998

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Suicide.  (1) The newspapers say that there are more suicides each year in America than murders.  (2) I would estimate that there are more attempted suicides each year in America than attempted murders.  I would think that for everyone who kills themselves, approximately 10 people try to kill themselves, and approximately 100 people are in real psychological pain and considering killing themselves.  This is a lot of people hurting.  ---  1/30/1998

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Symptoms.  (1) Withdrawal from people.  (2) Excess or lack of sleep or food.  (3) Hopelessness.  (4) Worthlessness.  (5) Despise people, job, life, and self.  (5) Fear of further pain in living.  ---  12/30/1995

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Therapy.  Optimistic, positive thoughts.  (1) I am lucky to have what I have.  (2) I am learning from my mistakes.  (3) I can still make a positive contribution.  ---  9/30/1995

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Therapy.  Thoughts or drugs needed to prevent going into, or for help pulling out of depression.  ---  12/30/1992

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  To think of all the sadness and horror present in the world, and in ages past, and of any type imaginable, and to do this without thinking equally of the joys, surely that is depression and an unhealthy state.  ---  02/22/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Two reasons for inaction in depressed people.  (1) Depressed people become pessimists.  Pessimists can easily think of reasons why not to do something, but they have trouble thinking of reasons why to do something.  They have trouble seeing the good in doing anything.  So the pessimist ends up acting rigid and neurotic.  Almost like a conservative.  They act unmotivated.  They do not grow, move ahead, expand.  (2) Depressed people can not think, feel emotions, or feel drive urges as well as non-depressed people, so they have trouble thinking of reasons to do things, and feeling emotions and urges to do things.  So they end up appearing lazy, unmotivated, or stupid, like zombies, vegetables, or bumps on logs.  ---  07/04/1997

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Unhealthy, sub-optimal attitudes (ideas, views) and depression can start in teens, and may prevent healthy ideas and views from forming.  ---  02/28/1998

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  What is depressing me.  (1) My actions now.  (2) What I have done, or have been dealt, in the past.  (3) Prospects for my future.  Worries about job, or love life, or notes.  ---  03/20/1994

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  When a person is chronically depressed, negative, pessimistic, cynical, they have difficulty thinking of the good things in life.  And they think the bad things in life are unchangeable and unsolvable.  (2) The other extreme, the Pollyanna, has difficulty thinking of the bad things in life, and thus fails to improve the bad things in life.  (3) To be properly motivated, a person must think about two things: one must think about the things that are bad, wrong or suboptimal in the current situation, and one must think about the good and happiness that will result if the situation is improved.  Because thinking about achievable good things can be as motivating as thinking of present bad things.  ---  10/28/2005

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  When you feel whipped by life you feel exhausted.  When you feel exhausted you feel nothing.  Your mind is a void.  You are in a hole.  Depleted.  Empty.  This is beyond sad.  ---  9/29/1998

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Why are teens so depressed?  They once viewed adults as gods, now they see how imperfect adults are.  (2) They once viewed the world (natural) and the system (manmade) as perfect and self running.  Now they see how imperfect (unjust) it is, and they see how it does not run itself.  (3) They see how their parents cannot support them financially, and that they need to find a job.  (5) They see how their parents cannot support them emotionally, and that they need to find a lover, someone to love and be loved by.  (6) They see how they need to find a purpose in life, a reason to live, because just living in and of itself is no longer completely satisfying.  ---  02/28/1998

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  Why do many people today feel a pervasive negativity that expresses itself as depression, anxiety and pessimism?  (1) People feel powerless.  They feel they cannot make a difference in the world.  (2) People are getting smarter.  People are becoming more intelligent.  People are becoming more knowledgeable about the world.  Ignorance is bliss; smart is painful.  (3) People feel the world is getting worse.  The world is actually getting better.  (4) Negativity is a wall of defense.  (5) Negativity is a fad.  (6) People were always this negative.  (7) People's expectations are too high.  (A) Life became so comfortable.  (B) The media raises expectations.  (8) People's detached ironic attitude is a defense mechanism that tries to say, "I don't care.  It doesn't matter."  But it does matter.  People need to be serious about life and humorous about themselves.  ---  2/10/2005

Psychology, pathological, specific, depression.  ---  You hate yourself, and others, and life and the world.  Therefore your self esteem is very low.  And social skills lacking.  ---  10/25/1997

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