How to fight seasonal depression with online memes
February 2, 2011 10:50 AM Subscribe
How can we fight seasonal blues with a meme?
posted by gusandrews to health & fitness (16 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
It seems like everyone I know is inordinately depressed this winter. The weather sucks out here on the Eastern seaboard, but it feels like a deeper, more existential malaise is afoot.
I feel like if we all had a simple song and dance video meme to shake us out of it, it might help. Something that everyone could record themselves doing for a few minutes, then post online to encourage their friends to do the same. I just don't feel like I have a good enough one. (Maybe that's the seasonal depression talking.) Can anyone help me think of a particularly good song/dance/ritual gesture/chant etc which could help lift everyone's spirits?
It might be good if it was a Creative Commons licensed song, because YouTube does a lot of takedowns on covers of copyright songs. In fact, it might be really cool if someone wanted to write an original song that everyone could sing.