Sadly, this is more evidence, if any was needed, that John B. Calhoun was right.
His work with rodents showed that when you stress a population beyond a certain limit, many individuals give up. With rats, that’s cowering in a corner until they die. With humans, it’s suicidal depression, addictions and other self-destructive behaviours.
It’s time to change the world. Now. By you and me. We need to care for each other. Mother Teresa said, “Help one person at a time, and start with the one nearest to you.” When we see someone in despair, we need to offer caring, and even love.