Freud thought that it was healthy to accept a certain degree of hopelessness. He put forth 3 intractable circumstances that, once internalized, can foster this healthy hopelessness.
Imagine you were critically depressed, contemplating taking your own life, only to discover that NUTRITION was at the root of your problem all along? But no one told you. Not your doctors, not your friends, and most certainly not the media. How incomprehensibly CHEATED would you feel? There you were, thinking you were eternally damned and defected, but really you just hadn't been taught to program your operating system correctly? Hold my broccoli.