National Institute

In Western countries, people do not suffer from these evils. As a general rule they are healthy, economically stable and with an almost guaranteed future. But they have their own problems, starting with the depression. Despite the high level of life, depression is the disease that rapidly stretches in the first world. According to an official bulletin of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in United States, depressive disorders cause a person to feel exhausted, without value, helpless, and hopeless. These thoughts and negative feelings bring as consequence that people want to surrender. In fact, worrying rates of suicides in the Western world are proof that more and more people are giving by expired, even though it apparently have everything. If we compararamos the lives of the inhabitants of the first world with those who live in developing countries, we would expect the opposite: that those living in the West would try to make the most of the opportunities that are them They provide, whereas those of the poorest countries would be mired in despair.

It is that once we have everything, we throw it overboard, including our lives not strange? Who is my life? To understand this apparent paradox, we need to have a broader perspective. The fact is that we today are all interdependent. To save our lives and those of the children it is essential to cooperate. However, we will not have the desire to cooperate unless we know for what. We need to understand the reason of our existence, the meaning of our lives, and this knowledge remove the motivation for positive global actions. According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, our interdependence comes from the concept of uniqueness, of the fact that we are not only interdependent but all formed an entity. Our faces may look different, but under the skin we are very similar.

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