Pros And Cons Of Staying Sane

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Staying sane in an insane world Many of us could agree that the world is going mad. I doubt we are the first generation, and quite unlikely the last one, to witness it happening in front of our eyes. People are rushing, chasing something every day. We are told that being busy and working hard is rewarding. Stress and anxiety resulting from the current lifestyle that most people embrace these days is fixable – just pop an anti-depressant and you are ready to wake up productive the next morning. On the surface, it might seem that everything is fine, that we are happy, that humanity in general has a purpose. That each of us has a purpose. However, if you can't catch up with the pace or are unwilling to do so - it's a clear sign that there is…show more content…
Regardless of where you currently live, people seem to experience the same problems. It's too much, it's too quick; I'm too stressed, I can't cope, I'm tired. Isn't the amount of alcohol drunk by the most people each week one of the warning signs? What about the prices at your local supermarket – it's much cheaper and easier to get drunk and forget about all the unpleasant things than to get a healthy meal. It's cheaper to buy a can of soda than a bottle of real juice. It's cheaper to have a meal at McDonald's than to buy organic ingredients and cooking for yourself. It's easier and cheaper to gain weight and get diabetes than to stay healthy. Everything is fine. Adding to that, more and more people are confused in regards to their identity, especially gender. Although I'm not prejudiced towards transgender/transsexual people, the line needs to be drawn between a genuine mismatch between the gender identity and sex (gender dysphoria, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-17352-8), and deeper psychological issues rooted in insecurity, lack of self-acceptance, and inability to cope with basic existential…show more content…
Selfies/narcissism is a direct result of that, clearly pointing to inner identity struggles which are expressed in chasing for approval and validation through social networks. Overabundance of information, being numbed down due to the amount of information once has to process; problems with attention (the average attention span these days is 8 seconds, which is lower than that of a goldfish https://www.statisticbrain.com/attention-span-statistics/) The list could go on, but I wanted to focus on just the most apparent, and what I perceive as important, issues. Combined together, they would explain why the world looks insane – not only such pitfalls impair our communication with each other, but also impair the quality of life for each and every person due to inefficiency at work, not paying attention to customers, friends, and family; creating conflicts and
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