You have such a powerful open minded wonderful perspective. It's a perspective I think a lot of sensitive people can relate to. When I say sensitive, what I mean is there are people who can easily sense the dysfunction, compared to insensitive people who insist there's no problem with the way society is.
When I hear stuff like 'What's wrong with this current generation? They're all a bunch of depressed and/or highly anxious snowflakes. They need to toughen up, as opposed to melting under pressure' this attitude seriously grinds my gears. An open minded person might ask 'What is one of the things that all young depressed and anxious people have in common in this country?'. The answer, 'Working with the Australian education system', which happens to be depressing to some degree and highly stressful at times. So, do we change the system? No. Kids are simply told to 'Work harder'. And while some may say 'I went through that system and survived', besides admitting they 'survived', they may be neglecting the fact this generation has the ability to better sense what's naturally depressing and stressful. This generation can feel the faults in the system, such as the imbalance involved in homework cutting into rest and play time, for example. Without poo pooing the whole of the Australian education system, I take my hat off to the amazing teachers out there who work so hard to make a positive difference within this system. They're usually the ones who apologise for being forced to hand out so much work. They know it's too much work and that it creates stress. By the way, I'm a mum to one who's just gone through the system and one who's in year 11 this year.
So many broken systems that threaten to break people. So many depressed and/or anxious people who are led to question themselves rather than being led to question the depressing and anxiety inducing systems they're dealing with.
In some ways, it's a relief to live in this era. While there are those who insist there is no need for change, this is a time where those who sense the need are beginning to make it happen in significant ways. With a generation who can feel what they can't tolerate, the next step is to stop tolerating that which creates dis-ease (unease). It's a time of upheaval and you can feel it.
For a generation where taking mind altering substances (alcohol included) has become the norm to some degree, would they feel such a desperate need to alter the mind if society was more evolved?