An excess of material perception is synonymous with depression. The excess of pain of separateness generated in this excess of material perception leads to the sensation of an absolute meaninglessness of one’s own existence. To avoid this sensation, the mind develops compensatory strategies in the form of action. Action is part of the material cause-effect principle and leads to changes in the future. If the mind recognizes that it has influence on the future, this helps it in the short term to make sense of its existence. This is supported by a categorical denial of death, which ultimately deprives all material actions of meaning. The strategy is further reinforced by the accumulation of power or even just things. This accumulation increases the feeling of unity (in the sense of the material mind) and likewise helps to disguise the feeling of absolute meaninglessness.
But it is only when these strategies do not work, or no longer work, and the person is overwhelmed by the pain of material perception, lapses into unbridled rage, or is unable to perform compensatory actions and is exposed to the pain unfiltered in its pure abysmalness, that the diagnosis of „depression“ is made in our society. Everything else is considered quite „normal“ for the time being. The „depressed“ and the „normal“ in this society are in dire need of an increase in their mental awareness. This is the only way to alleviate the pain.