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veen  ·  471 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 6, 2018

As I said in the book thread, Johann Hari's point in Lost Connctions is that the more disconnected we are from normal and human cravings like a stable income, friends & community, a sense of purpose and meaningful work, the likelier it is that we become depressed and anxious.

Which made me reflect on how disconnected I feel from the things I value.

Leading to the wonderful conclusion that I don't.

It's been a long and uphill battle to get here. I haven't forgotten that five, ten years ago I did feel alone and directionless. And I still have more than enough flaws that I'm working on. But that a book on disconnection cheers me up instead of resonating with my problems speaks volumes to me.