19 November 2010


I've never had serious depression. I don't typically feel sad for prolonged periods, though like everyone, I've had occasion to be melancholy in my life. I am certain I have never been clinically depressed. This makes it hard to conceptualize the mental processes of someone in that situation.

SI has an article about Kenny McKinley, a Denver Broncos wide receiver who took his own life earlier this year. His death provides a reminder that money, athletic performance, and fame cannot provide happiness where deeper and more pressing voids remain.

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