“The 3 essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love
and something to hope for.”
– Helen Keller
We can “die of boredom” if we lack the above. People who are deeply depressed have no hope, and are often immobilized. I was depressed for a period of time: I got help, and also “helped myself” which I continue to do on a regular basis, though no longer depressed.