Some existential theorists suggest that not only are individuals in our society feeling increasingly alienated, unloved, and unfulfilled, but that anxiety, dread, and even despair are core elements of human existence.
A. What are your thoughts on this?
B. How would you explain the higher incidence of reported cases of anxiety and depression in our time?
C. Do you think more people are feeling comfortable talking about their symptoms but the % is the same as in the past or do you believe that more people are truly suffering today?
D. Do you feel that you experience more anxiety and despair than your parents or your grandparents? Why or why not?
E. Check out the Ted talks video and share your impressions: