"Such is the source of excitement predominating in this part of society, and which has thence extended to the other parts. There, the state of crisis and anomy is constant and, so to speak, normal. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of feveredimaginations; reality is therefore abandoned, but so too is possibility abandoned when it in turn becomes reality. Thewholefeversubsides and the sterility of all the tumult is apparent, andit is seen that all thesenew sensations in theirinfinite quantity cannot form a solid foundation of happiness to support one during days of trial. The man who has always pinned all his hopes on the future and lived with his eyes fixed upon it, has nothing in the past as comfort against the present’s afflictions, for the past was nothing to him but a series of hastily experienced stages. What blinded him to himself was his expectation always to find further on the happiness he had so far missed. Weariness alone, moreover, is enough to bring disillusionment, for he cannot in the end escape the futility of an endless pursuit"
Emile Durkheim - ‘Suicide’ (via socio-logic
(Source: fleshyscabpicker, via socio-logic)