>Do you ever think school and classes have contributed to your depression in ways other than merely stressing you out?
Absolutely. Apart from petty hazardous situations, I became so detached from people and normal goals mostly as a result of the "revelations" of my education on philosophy (maths and art alone, remarkably, did nothing like that to me). However, I wouldn't want to go back, by no means; as a product of the same education I no longer have any pretension of possessing some actual truth, but at least my current awareness of all that I miss is something I treasure. I now know some of my limits, acquired standards and so can lead my weird path, so to say, lucid dreaming. I assumed myself as a product of western thinking and, all in all, even as his bastard son, I'm proud of it.