It’s hard to find inner peace.
It’s difficult to live with those we love.
And it’s near impossible for all of us to have a job that is both morally and financially satisfying.
Apart from the common understanding that melancholy is grim and sad despair, it’s actually a state of emotional feeling that is full of insight.
True melancholy might be the best alternative to rage, anger, and violence, and a form of compassion that can lead to understanding.
Why? Because suffering isn’t just about you because it belongs to the whole world.
Melancholy can make us less vengeful and more understanding and compassionate.
The word melancholy puts its finger on a particular species of sadness, which isn’t an illness or even a problem: it’s part of being human. (The School of Life)