Learned Helplessness

“What can you do?”  Often said under a deep sigh, it’s something I’ve heard even more often than “What happened?” recently.  People venting their anger have become a staple on the evening nooze, but resigned apathy remains a much more common emotion in response to the Depression.  It’s the economic Depression made into a personal depression, matching the lack of income with a sense of helplessness.  It’s understandable, yes, but countering it is the most important task we have ahead of us.

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