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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-25-06 12:53 PM
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13. re: being more sensitive
I also agree with what you are saying. In our modern world when we think of "more sensitive" we think of artistic, moody, things like that. But as a survival trait, perhaps it is connected with the ability to sense and to notice things that others do not. Pure speculation of course, but still, if 43% of the population carry it, then it almost certainly has some associated benefit.

Not sure that this finding itself will help people to take precautions. Seems to me it is more likely to be used as a hard sell by Big Pharma for their depression meds. While I am not against using such meds, I feel they are being pushed, and that people use them long term when they may not need to.

And I do think our social structures, and what we idolize as a culture (athletes, the military, type A executives), has a causative effect on depression for those of us with a different personality makeup from "the norm".

Oh well. As one of my favorite bumper stickers says, Why Be Normal?
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