Johann Hari, writer of the excellent dissection of the drug wars, and drug addiction, called Chasing the Scream, gives a short, remarkably common sense description of why we feel depression and anxiety. Check it out here.
We seem unable to grasp the simplicity of so many perplexing human riddles. A person who feels loved, has a place in the world, work that is appreciated and a life without terror is unlikely to be chronically depressed or anxious. It is the brutality of our tyrannically Free Market, a forum of endless, unfair competition, that isolates us and fills us with dread of a bleak future. There is no safety net. Not for losers, safety nets are for winners. Get over it, motherfucker, fear and insecurity is good for our bottom line. Pick up your prescription over there. NEXT!