Its something I’ve been thinking about for a while, while depression is not a recent phenomenon it is something that has seen a staggering rise in recent years, among all age groups. Perhaps it is a natural product of our evolution. In previous centuries humanity was heavily orientated around physical labor, be it farming, construction or whatever. In those times i believe physical illnesses were higher, naturally i believe the heavy basses of the hole physicality of the time bread those physical issues. I think humanity has reached its point in the evolutionary chain where our physical self has evolved to close to its end stage, where it wont evolve naturally beyond this point, or at least if it does science will be the cause. But in recent times there has been a shift in humanity’s focus from the physical labor to more “intellectual” labors like Lawyers, IT, Stock markets and all that shit. As we expand and distance ourselfs from the more physical, in favor of machines and the like we focus more on the brain, on not using our hands to make money but on our ability to think, to use our brains instead of our bodies. Perhaps as we use our brains more, they grow and evolve from generation to generation and just like our bodies as the brain evolves problems arise. as we rely on them more and more they grow and change, maybe depression is just one of those changes. maybe as the human brain evolves towards its pinnacle of evolution it will work out the kink that is depression, maybe future generations will read about depression in books the same way we read about polio or the black plague. Depression may just be a natural byproduct of the human condition. To me that is a comforting thought. the fact depression is natural and as the human brain evolves depression will eventually be nothing but history, probably not in my lifetime but it is still an exciting thought to me none the less. I am curious as well, in the past humanity was physical labor orientated, now it is intellectually orientated I wonder what happens after the brain has evolved, what do we turn to to perfect after that, or does humanity just fade away?