Hello, first off let me explain why I'm starting this thread. ^^ I'm trying to find out why there are so many people out there who are depressed and 'pretending'. Why I began thinking about it is because I saw a HUGE group of emos at the train station. And I'm talking huge. 20 of them, at least. More flooding towards the group every minute. This kind of triggered me thinking about why they existed and well, a friend of mine had a few speculations, which I'll here state, including my own ideas on it. Well, first let's capture the period we're living in: we're stupid. Machines grow smarter by the day and we spend less time actually thinking things through, just letting machines do it, there's no craft to be learned, there are buttons to be pushed. Each and every ounce of work saved by a machine is slowing us down. Making humanity less in touch with themselves. Before, when you wanted to go see someone, you had to go see them. Until recently you had to call them, talk to them, ask them. Now you send an email, say a quick 'hi' on MSN. Our communication is dying. First I wanted to blame tv, it's an easy scapegoat. The shows care nothing about quality, it's ratings. Of course, T.V. has been a good contribution to the problems we see today, the death of morality and such. Still, next to that, the internet is playing a huge role. Well, okay, I've reached the point now that I need to think about it myself, I'll sleep on it, think it over during breakfast, read it again after that and read any possible replies and answer them. Please, let me hear your thoughts, if you've made it this far with reading, at least leave a reply. Any word is welcome, you won't seem stupid. There are no stupid questions, no stupid answers, no stupid ideas.