Suicide Rates Climbing In My Country
Todd Simpson
May 19 2019, 01:23 AM
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For various reasons, the suicide rates in my home country (United States) are at their highest number in half a century. Those most impacted by this are white, middle aged, men who are killing themselves in greater number than any other group. Matter of fact, white men as a group, continue to kill themselves in greater and greater numbers each year. I didn't know this was happening til I saw this article. Our society is as divided as it's been since the Civil War in many ways. Middle aged white men have been hit hard by the shifting global economy. Too many skills and not enough technical education has caused massive job displacement and the result seems to be a steady increase in suicide. This is a sobering statistic. have you guys heard about this?

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db330.htm
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SpiritCrusher
May 20 2019, 10:13 PM
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I'm very interested in civilizations and what drives people to act like they do. The problem with living in this time is that we are lacking any meaning. Back in the ancient days the meaning was to survive by being strong and reproducing. Afterwards there was religion, which people believed in to the fullest extent and lived their life according to, but now people live in this meaningless void where pleasure is the main drive for most people, which leads to serious issues. It's sad how this has become, but what people in this day and age need to do is to find a drive and a paradigm, which is truest to their own nature and avoid endless hedonistic behavior. A good read for this is "Ride the Tiger" by Julius Evola.

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Todd Simpson
May 20 2019, 11:31 PM
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That does seem to be a serious issue in the demographic with increasing suicides here (white middle aged men). Many of them feel displaced by the global economy and many can't find work. Without a job, it's easy to lose ones identity as that is the first thing people as you here "So what do you do for a living", if you lost your job because they replaced you with a robot or sent your job over seas, it can ben very rough for folks. Saw a documentary on this just this past weekend. Very sad.
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I'm very interested in civilizations and what drives people to act like they do. The problem with living in this time is that we are lacking any meaning. Back in the ancient days the meaning was to survive by being strong and reproducing. Afterwards there was religion, which people believed in to the fullest extent and lived their life according to, but now people live in this meaningless void where pleasure is the main drive for most people, which leads to serious issues. It's sad how this has become, but what people in this day and age need to do is to find a drive and a paradigm, which is truest to their own nature and avoid endless hedonistic behavior. A good read for this is "Ride the Tiger" by Julius Evola.

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