Last Friday night, Benjamin found himself not wanting to do anything. Nothing sounded enjoyable at all. When he took a closer look at the impulse (or anti-impulse?), he realized that what he was seeing within himself was the first steps down the dark stairway into depression. A closer look inside revealed that this incipient depression was being accompanied by its compatriot, despair. Many of us are surely experiencing some combination of these two emotional states, so in this episode we begin a discussion about them.