I'm not sure what the issue is here.
If you're looking to avoid using systemd, move to a distro that doesn't use systemd. (I think Mint still uses upstart and Gentoo uses openrc.) Otherwise, do the legwork to support the init system you want to use.
Way to trivialize depression as an issue of perspective, cured with a single, simple change.
If we just accept that things are terrible, and be happy about it, we will be happy about it. Genius.