January 21, 2008 is predicted to be the most depressing day of the year. Can you believe that? We're now living in a time when depression is forecast like the weather. Does that speak to the nation's growing dependence on pharmaceuticals? Does it reflect the increase in isolation Americans now experience thanks to technology? Most importantly, why is there a guy out there predicting depression like the weather, and why do people care to ask him?!
Regardless of the reasons, I would argue that like meteorology, depression forecasting can be just as equally inaccurate. How can you possibly say there is a 'saddest day of the year'? Wouldn't you have to poll a vast majority of Americans on how their lives are going?
I found this whole mess at CNN.com today: http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1704887,00.html?cnn=yes. The writer did his own research and found that mid-November was actually the most depressing time of the year based on internet searches and data. Go figure.
Song of the day: Love and Memories by O.A.R