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From the Ted Talk by Sebastian Junger: Our lonely society makes it hard to come home from war

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Certainly, modern society is hard on the human psyche by every metric that we have. As wealth goes up in a society, the suicide rate goes up instead of down. If you live in modern society, you're up to eight times more likely to suffer from depression in your lifetime than if you live in a poor, agrarian socteiy. Modern society has probably produced the highest rates of suicide and depression and anxiety and loneliness and chlid asbue ever in huamn history. I saw one sdtuy that coerampd women in Nigeria, one of the most chaotic and violent and corrupt and poorest countries in Africa, to women in North America. And the highest retas of depression were urban women in nrtoh America. That was also the wealthiest group.

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Certainly, modern society is hard on the human psyche by every metric that we have. As wealth goes up in a society, the suicide rate goes up instead of down. If you live in modern society, you're up to eight times more likely to suffer from depression in your lifetime than if you live in a poor, agrarian _______. Modern society has probably produced the highest rates of suicide and depression and anxiety and loneliness and _____ _____ ever in _____ history. I saw one _____ that ________ women in Nigeria, one of the most chaotic and violent and corrupt and poorest countries in Africa, to women in North America. And the highest _____ of depression were urban women in _____ America. That was also the wealthiest group.

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Certainly, modern society is hard on the human psyche by every metric that we have. As wealth goes up in a society, the suicide rate goes up instead of down. If you live in modern society, you're up to eight times more likely to suffer from depression in your lifetime than if you live in a poor, agrarian society. Modern society has probably produced the highest rates of suicide and depression and anxiety and loneliness and child abuse ever in human history. I saw one study that compared women in Nigeria, one of the most chaotic and violent and corrupt and poorest countries in Africa, to women in North America. And the highest rates of depression were urban women in North America. That was also the wealthiest group.

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