“You aren’t a machine with broken parts. You are an animal whose needs are not being met.”Johann Hari, in Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – And the Unexpected Solutions.
I didn’t plan to listen to an audiobook about depression. I just heard Johann Hari in Joe Rogan’s podcast and thought his clarity was refreshing.
Depression has been a part of my life several times and this book felt like it was satisfyingly tying together a lot of unconnected thoughts about depression. Thoughts I’ve had on antidepressants. Thoughts I’ve had about our society. Thoughts about life.
There was so many parts of the book that spoke to me. That quote in particular I heard while I was biking around outside of Copenhagen. I had to stop and re-hear it several time.