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"...and if the band your in starts playing different tunes, I'll see you on the dark side of the moon"

Words written, by roger waters, almost fifty years ago, from the album "dark side of the moon" by pink Floyd,
As one of the biggest selling albums ever, it does resonate with a lot of souls,
Lyrically the album is about going mad due to the pressures of modern life,
And tho its almost fifty years old, I think its spot on for right now,

I believe we are all going mad,
Depression and suicide are, I think, becoming more, talked about,
but never what might be causing it,
I think its modern life, or modern society,
i think that's driving depression and suicide rates up,
Its like, we as a race, we are spiraling out of control, into madness,

Sure, there are reasons to be cheerful(123), but there is something that's gone wrong somewhere,
Is it the materialistic, consuming modern life we lead?,
If its all chance and opportunity, and doesn't really matter in the end either way,
Does it inevitably lead to a nihilistic, destructive outlook?

I think so, and I think we, as a race, are on that path now,
I think the growing trend of depression and suicide are symptoms of the modern epidemic,
Its the modern way of living life,
If your lucky enough to live in a relatively stable region,
the constant grind of work, bills, distraction and death,
Its no wonder people choose the "the cowards way out" into the big oblivion,
But there must be more to life than a stable economy,
And I know you can't stop progress, but, I do think we took a wrong turn, somewhere,

Any thoughts?...

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the modern epidemic 1762 jazzmumbles 02-Feb-19 02:33
Re: the modern epidemic 188 Eddie Larry 02-Feb-19 03:02
Re: the modern epidemic 159 Itatw70s 02-Feb-19 19:19
Re: the modern epidemic 119 jazzmumbles 25-Feb-19 01:29
Re: the modern epidemic 121 jazzmumbles 25-Feb-19 01:20
Poverty of the Spirit 164 grangram 10-Feb-19 07:45
Re: Poverty of the Spirit 155 Itatw70s 11-Feb-19 22:18
poverty of spirit 136 grangram 12-Feb-19 11:04
Re: poverty of spirit 133 Itatw70s 12-Feb-19 14:32
Re: Poverty of the Spirit 128 jazzmumbles 25-Feb-19 01:35
Re: Poverty of the Spirit 150 grangram 25-Feb-19 07:38
Re: Poverty of the Spirit 97 jazzmumbles 16-Mar-19 01:36
symptoms of the modern epidemic 131 jazzmumbles 25-Feb-19 01:57
Re: the modern epidemic 108 jazzmumbles 16-Mar-19 01:52
Re: the modern epidemic 100 Mo 17-Mar-19 02:51
Re: the modern epidemic 84 jazzmumbles 07-Apr-19 01:46
Sometimes it just seems, crazy 115 grangram 17-Mar-19 05:29
Re: Sometimes it just seems, crazy 100 jazzmumbles 07-Apr-19 02:05
window to the soul? 66 jazzmumbles 19-May-19 03:12
Re: window to the soul? 70 Eddie Larry 19-May-19 04:08
Re: window to the soul? 48 jazzmumbles 25-May-19 23:07
Re: window to the soul? 61 Enigcom 19-May-19 22:13
Re: window to the soul? 59 Susan Doris 20-May-19 05:29
Re: window to the soul? 63 Enigcom 20-May-19 20:01
Re: window to the soul? 53 jazzmumbles 25-May-19 23:08
Re: the modern epidemic 62 Thunderbird 24-May-19 15:11
Re: the modern epidemic 53 jazzmumbles 25-May-19 23:05
Re: Man may have forgotten how to listen 57 Thunderbird 26-May-19 02:25
Re: Man may have forgotten how to listen 87 jazzmumbles 27-May-19 01:17


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