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> So basically people who are engaged fully in the "web" experience are depressed?

How could you read comments on HN, reddit and youtube and not be depressed?




Bingo. Or the news in general. If you're not depressed to some degree you're probably oblivious to what's going on in the world at large, or (possibly worse) don't care.


Or, you have an bias for optimism, like most people.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8rmi95pYL0


Or you just accept you alone can't solve the world problems and take the small steps you can.

For the record, I get angry at the world problems, not depressed.


My solution to this is to read them as sparingly as possible. What's the use of getting depressed over something you can't change? A smarter solution is to use as much of your time as possible to help yourself and others while only concerning yourself with issues you have influence over.




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