Open Thread: Depression in Men and the Need to Conquer

We’ve seen depression in men rise during the past few decades and the “experts” can’t seem to understand why.  The fact of the matter is many writers in the manosphere understand why.  It’s just that the answers are typically too politically incorrect for the mainstream experts to espouse so they hem and haw around the subject, blaming it on women taking men’s jobs in the workforce or some other trivial matter.

The fact of the matter is men have lost their purpose – the chance to go out and conquer.  We’re, by and large, confined to our desks, working day in and day out with little opportunity to go out and conquer something.

When I say “conquer” I don’t mean strapping on a set of plate mail, wielding a broadsword, and striding out into battle.  Some men focus on conquering their bodies at the gym.  Others conquer their minds with reading, writing, and meditation.  Still others go out an conquer on the business front, either through rising through the ranks at a big company or by starting their own business.

It is through these acts of conquering that men find purpose and, by finding their purpose, they overcome depression.

Granted, there are other causes for depression -chemical imbalances, for example- but how many men are needlessly suffering?

Let us know your thoughts on the matter.

Author: Jak

Jak, married and father of three, seeks to help the Red-Pill Community take its next step past the petty cynicism and ineffectual anger. While he recognizes that men are significantly handicapped by the modern legal system and culture, he doesn't accept that traditional marriage is untenable in today's social climate. Rather, men must be willing to adapt to this new world by implementing new tactics and approaches to maintaining a balance of power. Jak is here to provide you with these lessons.