RE: It's Not All Good - The Teenage Depression Epidemic
Thank you for broaching this subject. It's something a lot of people don't want to touch as we've learned to hide the shame and keep up the facade of happiness.
Depression is rampant among the entire population. Children are in the hot seat to comply, conform, perform, pretend, put on heirs, suppress, and give in as they are generally under the rule of others. We have all been through generations of such manipulation, though generations before have been broken so badly they most frequently cannot even see the problem as it is "normal". This generation of children, in my experience, is waking up. They are aware that the life they are being handed SUCKS! Their parents, teachers and society in general are force feeding them a platter of BS. A life based on fear, on shoulds, have tos and musts, destined to be like the generations before--in debt, stressed out, devoting all their time to something they wouldn't do except that they are getting paid to do it, only getting 2 weeks of the entire year to do what they want to do, taking a vacation away from the life they don't even want to live. Adults are generally on medications, numbing themselves with television, alcohol and all kinds of things that provide distraction from the life they have created. It's no wonder children do not want to follow the example and are fighting back just to have their voice heard.
I believe the solution begins with the children. I believe there is hope for a new generation of empowered beings, who love themselves, respect themselves, and therefore love and respect others. I believe the sadness and depression can be overcome by addressing societies' desire to make something of the children, instead allowing the children to show us the way through a more evolved perspective.
I am passionate about children and am excited for the true possibilities that exist for evolutionary change. I live at the @gardenofeden. There I've met hundreds of people traveling through from all over the world in their late teens and early twenties who are struggling with stepping out of the rat race and finding peace within. There are solutions. There is a whole new paradigm being birthed. Here is part one of the many posts I have written and will write on children and the solutions to an empowered existence. I believe you will be inspired to know a place such as the @gardenofeden exists.
I'm upvoting and following you. I hope to share perspective.