This video reminds me of my favourite chapters in any work of fiction, “The Shining Wire”, Chapter 17 in Watership Down.
This kind of depression, a result of hopelessness, is found among men and animals. Hopelessness comes in many forms: in the mice’s case, it’s in vast abundance… where your actions mean nothing at all.
No ability to exercise dominion in your surroundings? Death awaits.
Even for mice.
Never mind men.