Life is a pointless, undeserved, unnecessary pain.
- Oct 30, 2023
In principle, a "depressed", traumatized, person's worldview isn't in any way "more biased" than a "happy", non-traumatized, person's worldview. We are all biased by our lives experiences, no matter how. Bias by itself is not a very good criterion...I think our views are so bias because we are all here and are now suffering extensively
I feel that the more we know and learn about the truth of humanity ( the ugly truth) then the worse our world view becomes. The more awake I became the more I wished I could turn back to ignorant bliss. I think the more ignorant and blinkered you are, the happier your life.
But I would argue that a "happy", "positive" worldview can actually be worse and have wider bad/destructive results due to — actively — ignoring adverse consequences... People with this mindset tend to assume more risks than otherwise. I think the depressive realism thesis is somewhat true, although it's very, very hard to effectively demonstrate It.
And, to be fair, I don't even think this pure "happy", non-traumatized, person is a realistic construct. It's a dellusional belief. Everyone, at somepoint, will suffer from traumas and face "depression" and disillusionment.