Depression is often seen as a mental illness that needs to be treated and cured, but if you think about it, depression seems like a natural reaction to the world we live in: HOMICIDE - One person is murdered every 31 minutes. RAPE - One person is raped every 2.7 minutes. ASSAULT - One person is assaulted every 7.2 seconds. THEFT - One home is victimized by theft every 2.3 seconds. BURGLARY - One home is burglarized every 9.2 seconds. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - One woman is victimzed by an intimate partner every 1.4 minutes. One man is victimized every 6.7 minutes. CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT - One child is reported abused or neglected every 36 seconds. DRUNK DRIVING - One person is killed in an alcohol-related traffic crash every 31 minutes. IDENTITY THEFT - One person becomes a victim of identity theft every 9 seconds. ELDER ABUSE - One elderly person is victimized every 2.7 minutes. HATE CRIME - One hate crime is reported to the police every 55 minutes. We live in a world where people who throw a ball around get paid millions, but people who save lives (such as firefighters) get paid very little. People get paid millions while others are starving and just struggling to survive. We are where we are today due to the suffering and deaths of others. Look at the history of almost civilization, and it is likely drenched in blood. How is one supposed to want to live in a world like this? Maybe the ones who ignore all of this and just go on with their daily lives are the ones with the problems, not us.