Eternal Recurrence, Eternal Return. The snake swallowing its own tail. Eternal Recurrence is “a theory that the universe and all existence and energy has been recurring, and will continue to recur, in a self-similar form an infinite number of times across infinite time or space.” (“Eternal Return,” n.d.)
The phrase, “there is nothing new under the sun” seems to fit well with this theory. Also, the idea of “lost knowledge”, that which had been known before, that will be known again.
The divine incarnation, Jesus (and possibly others), may also follow this cycle; bringing this great work to completion by being born again. Possibly coming again under a different flavor; the same thing, yet slightly different; a full Krishna,
Why are we so exhausted? Physical and mental exhaustion, overpowering your being. Americans are always running around, always working. Stress and anxiety-inducing tasks. Wearing yourself out comes all too easily. Many people do burn-outs with their cars for fun, many more do burn-outs with their jobs, for anti-fun. 9-5 is a way of life. Let’s face it, work takes up the majority of your time. Those long moments between doing what you actually want to do. We are all running around, but are we actually going anywhere? What are we really accomplishing when most of our days are spent devoting our time and effort towards the goals of a company? Sadly, the structure and nature of this capitalist society cannot be changed, so we must face it head on;
What is the nature of depression? Why are so many people these days depressed? First of all, there is situational depression and long-term depression. Situational depression can happen for a slew of reasons. Loss of a job, loss of friends, a traumatic event like a mugging, the fact that you like someone and they don’t like you back. I will be instead focusing on long-term clinical depression; the depression that you cannot merely shake off; that stays with you through thick and thin; no matter what. When the brief moments of good times don’t really compare to the massive black cloud always hovering over you.
In life, there is suffering; it is inevitable. Some people unfortunately experience more suffering than others.