Laughter, while it lasts, slackens and unbraces the mind, weakens the faculties and causes a kind of remissness and dissolution in all the powers of the soul and thus it may be looked on as weakness in the composition of human nature. But if we consider the frequent reliefs we receive from it and how often it breaks the gloom which is apt to depress the mind and damp our spirits, with transient, unexpected gleams of joy, one would take care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life.
At first I thought, 'he's a teenager, he's irritable,' but then I knew it was more than that. Then he finally said he was really depressed, so we got him help. He was a lot better for a while, and then I started to notice things missing. His wardrobe was shrinking, his jewelry missing. I just had suspicions. In hindsight, I wish I had taken him for drug testing. But being naive about the whole thing, I didn't.
I look at it very much like depression, ... All of us can get depressed. If somebody dies in the family, and you don't get depressed, there's something wrong with you. But there's a small percentage of people who have major depressive disorders. It's the same kind of thing with bulimia and anorexia it's a spectrum.
That puts a spotlight on how thin margins are for farmers. Input costs keep increasing, especially for fuel and natural gas. Yet we have sub 2 (per bushel) corn prices. The 2 billion may be a daunting number, but it shows the farm program works in years of depressed farm prices. That's how it's designed to work.