So today I was browsing youtube and came across this video,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hx_1urUbqE dubiously titled “Why Depression isn’t an issue in china”

There are actually many signs of depression in china, however because of the ubiquity of the propaganda which has seeped into and distorted every aspect of life, in both secular and religious aspects, people underestimate the prevalence, even when the symptoms are on display, ironically as a another aspect of the propaganda. The most glaringly obvious example being the foxconn suicides https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxconn_suicides which is also why so many buildings in the manufacturing areas have both nets and fenced-in roofs. As if that is not a sign of systemic depression enough, there is also the massive and harsh drug trade which is so out of control, that they have televised executions. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/18/thousands-china-watch-executed-sport-stadium preceded of course by televised death penalties https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/18/thousands-china-watch-executed-sport-stadium

So, you are telling me they are not coping with depression by abusing drugs, and the problem isn’t so bad that their deaths are made a spectacle by the state, specifically to fear monger the citizens, in what can be described as the love child between “Brave new world” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_New_World and “black mirror” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Mirror with the experience being directly related to the social class which they were born in to based on heredity. But depressed ? No way! If they said that, they might end up on a list, which is why people never intervene in social crimes in china or as serpentza himself said “china lacks good Samaritans” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaGSBXMobPM

You think that is because everyone is so hopeful in the future and believe they will get justice from their legal system ? C’mon give me a break. I think you failed to see the type of toxic masculinity which is prevalent in their distorted version of Confucianism where they refuse to admit negative feeling because it’s just mind over matter, and if you think negative things, bad things will happen. That is a mental straitjacket like no other.  But if you think that pure mind over matter works and that depressed people never smile, not even for an instant! If anyone smiles, they can’t be depressed. Then you clearly haven’t thought about it very hard, you just see through the expectations that propaganda gave you. Also the examples you gave for their happiness, were only examples of consumerism. What can be said is, the power of denial is used by many people as a method of “copeing” which has, for literally thousands of years, failed to enable them to earn any meaningful civil rights, which are available in literally every western country. The civil rights situation is one of the reasons they like Africa so much, but are rights which they don’t afford to Africans in china. So yea, must be working real well…