Who is most likely to suffer from depression?

@manong05 (5029)
Philippines
February 2, 2007 2:56am CST
A jobless man or one who works hard but his income hardly meets his family's needs?
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@mnksmommy (302)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Ooh good question! I think they are both equally depressing and stressful. The job less man probably has the greater chance because if he has no income then he probably does not even know where his family's next meal will come from.
@TiareF (241)
• United States
2 Feb 07
We don't know that the jobless man even has a family, maybe he is jobless because he wants to be. My church works with some homeless people and they have there own little camps set up. They don't want to work in the regular world for a variety of different reasons. The strange thing that I have found working with them is that they are happy living their own way. They go where they want and do what they want and have nothing to tie them down. So I think the man who is working and not earning enough to take care of his family is the one who is more likely to reach a state of depression.
@soumyaraj (401)
• India
2 Feb 07
I DONT THINK SO , THERE CAN BE ANY REASONS FOR DEPRESSION.....i have seen people who has everything in life but still they go in depression thinking they dont have enough....depression has to do with more of a mental state than , the physical state we r in.....depression can b only avoided whn we r contented...with what we have....
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
so you're saying any body regardless of his economic condition can be depressed if he is not contended with what he possess.
• Australia
2 Feb 07
That is exactly right manong
• India
2 Feb 07
i think contrary a rich man becoz he will worry about how to save and invest it...isnt it?
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@deeeky (3668)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
2 Feb 07
There are many types of depression caused by many things in life. It does not have to be the fact that work is the cause as there are many factors in life that trigger depressive thoughts. The best thing is for us all to think of the positive things in life and make life as pleasureable as we can.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
so your answer is both are likely to get depressed if they don't think positively?
@Sir_bobby88 (8244)
• Singapore
2 Feb 07
i think is the one who works hard but his income hardly meets his family's needs. coz family worries become his worries.. then too many worries and think too much will make him stress than depression..
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
A jobless man can think too much but is not tired phycically compared to a hardworking man who suffers both, mental and physical fatigue.
@Bizziebod (3526)
2 Feb 07
I would suggest both are equally likely to suffer from depression, as it is in theory a mental illness and likely to strike anyone. However I do feel that a man who is working hard but can hardly meet his family's needs is in all likelyhood going to feel worse off through all the hard work he is putting in without very little to see for it.
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@stateroad (730)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I think anyone who is having money problems and is wondering about how they will survive can suffer from depression.
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• India
2 Feb 07
in my opinion most suffer from depression :- who work hard but his income hardly meets his family needs . because he is doing his level best but he can't fulfill their needs .
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@arpitk (47)
• India
2 Feb 07
i think the one who is not happy of what he is doing
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@Lunerian (493)
• Sweden
2 Feb 07
Nah I don't really think you can compare it that way, it depends on so many different things.
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@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
2 Feb 07
Anyone can get depress for various reasons. But I think money would be on the top of the list. It is not about how much money you have or don't have. It is about having your expectations too high and not being able to pay your bills as a result. Many of us commit ourselve to the hilt by borrowing money... thinking that we will always have a job to repay it. To use your example of a hard working man with an income which can hardly meets his family need... Didn't he realise that this would be the case before getting a family? People just put themselve in those situations. The big problem of the 21st century is that everyone wants to live like a millionnaire... without the salary of a millionnaire. If you are depress because you don't succeed in living like a millionnaire... nobody can help you. There are many things that we can live without. But we want everything because everybody else seem to have everything. Not only that... but we need the best in order to demonstrate that we are superior to those who cannot afford the best. It is a competition... and it is costing us plenty.
• India
2 Feb 07
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