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.