Re: Unhappiness (Was Extropian ...)

Spike Jones (
Sun, 11 Oct 1998 22:52:33 -0700

Gerhard Kessell-Haak (Gerhard Kessell-Haak) wrote:

> >> Who says clinical depression is bad, anyway? Negative thinking is
> >> inherently more powerful than positive thinking, despite the silly...

there are a lot of different mental conditions that are grouped together under the name clinical depression. seems to me it can be either positive or negative. i decided, during a case of clinical depression at age 20, to deeply investigate my fundamentalist christian belief system. this lasted for a number of months, at the end of which i decided the system was false, and all religion is essentially false, that science was way, the path to truth and enlightenment.

tho excruciating at the time, that "depression" was a positive thing, for comfortable people do not wish anything in their lives to change. spike