Posted by The Happy Tutor
Barbara Ehrenreich in the Guardian connects the history of "depression" or "melancholy," with anomie, disconnection from nature, and the end of Carnival. We learned to live in houses, in our rooms often alone looking in the mirror, writing our diaries, doing our account books, playing many roles, wondering about our self, our authenticity, our identity. Alas, Poor Yorick, I think she is right. We must police ourselves now. Civility is always enforced, leaving us pent up and sad.