A brief history of melancholy
1,641,946 views | Courtney Stephens • TED-Ed
If you are a living, breathing human being, chances are you have felt sad at least a few times in your life. But what exactly is melancholy, and what (if anything) should we do about it? Courtney Stephens details our still-evolving understanding of sadness -- and even makes a case for its usefulness. [Directed by Sharon Colman Graham, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by Peter Gosling].