Tuesday, April 14, 2015

What Causes Depressions

Often quoted but rarely understood, the first sentence ofAnna Karenina—“All happy families resemble each other; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”—offers a paradoxical insight into what is truly important in human lives. What exactly does this sentence mean?
In War and Peace and in a variant of Anna Karenina, Tolstoy quotes a French proverb: “Happy people have no history.” Where there are dramatic events, where there is material for an interesting story, there is unhappiness. The old curse—“May you live in interesting times!”—suggests that the more narratable a life is, the worse it is The Moral Urgency of Anna Karenina Commentary

Risky Moves in the Game of Life Insurance NYT. It could be my bearish imagination, but there seems to have been an uptick in this sort of story; as if the powers that be hear footsteps behind them. Readers