“”Depression is a disorder of the ‘I,’ failing in your own eyes relative to your goals. In a society in which individualism is becoming rampant, people more and more believe that they are the center of the world. Such a belief system makes individual failure almost inconsolable.”—
Learned Optimism: Martin Seligman on happiness, depression, and the meaning of life.
What 25 years of research reveal about the cognitive skills of happiness and finding life’s greater purpose.