“How the modern world makes us mentally ill”

Quite an interesting video. A question worthy of reflection would be how and to what degree polytheism can help in relation to this problem.

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6 thoughts on ““How the modern world makes us mentally ill”

  1. jim-

    Excellent share Melas. The solutions aren’t that individually difficult. I got rid of TV and news 12 years ago. Life is much better. I only watch now what I choose for input.

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    1. Melas the Hellene Post author

      Thanks. It is always good to begin with the self, and getting rid of television can help greatly. If everyone took care of themselves, the problem will vanish. Yet it seems more pervasive: I think the difficulty lies is in the relation between individual and collective solutions as well as the consistency and consensus within each. The latter is particularly complex because of its many degrees (family, community, city, state and world) and the influences it always exerts over the individual. And don’t forget about the problem of individualism! Hopefully you have (unlike me, as yet) a like-minded community you closely engage with in person. It’s so unfortunate that modernity has generally weakened small communities of people sharing all manner of culture in favor of household units that merely participate in the economy and occasionally “go out for fun”.

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      1. jim-

        I am lacking any community. I lost all my relationships by not believing. Embraced by belief, abandoned by unbelief. But, for now I’m doing pretty good with the awakening. It was worth the trade I suppose.

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    1. Melas the Hellene Post author

      Indeed. That’s a symptom of the very complex system established by the state. It’s inevitable in a world that has high demands, ambitions and therefore risks. Freedom comes with smaller scales.

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