If everything is so bad, maybe you should try church?
I think this idea has so much to do with living outside of yourself.
The idea that: “It’s not about you.”
You find purpose in relationships and mission – rather than the hedonist “self.”
At least that is what Christianity asks us to do.
“In this, Dad embodied a phenomenon social scientists have observed for decades: Religious folks are much happier. Regular church attendees commit fewer crimes, are in better health, live longer, make more money, drop out of high school less frequently, and finish college more frequently than those who don’t attend church at all. MIT economist Jonathan Gruber even found that the relationship was causal: It’s not just that people who happen to live successful lives also go to church, it’s that church seems to promote good habits.”
–J. D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy