But Also a Healthy One.” that humans, in their natural state, are meant to thrive. Research indicates that having a meaning of purpose is crucial to having a meaningful life and a healthy life. In having a sense of purpose; people have a better chance of having positive health outcomes throughout their life. The article states that some of those positive outcomes include having better sleep, fewer stroke, and lower risk of dementia. In the same article, Dhruv Khullar explains his research on the benefits of a greater purpose.
These positive outcomes are also the ones that measure the efficiency of the individual and community protective factors in creating resilience. Certain positive outcomes are planning of the life ahead with the knowledge of difficulty, reflection of positive outcome in the self esteem, improved confidence, self efficacy, a sense of direction, social problem solving skills, locus of control with self and awareness of choices (ENCARE,
But for patients suffering with depression, it is more than just the symptoms; it can become an absence of self worth and an overwhelming feeling of loneliness despite the surprising amount of people who have it as well. These people typically blame him or herself and use the illness to define them as a whole. Depression is an illness of the mind, or a mood disorder; although it can affect a
Irrational acts from solitude have been proven through psychology. The book Psychology and Personal Growth, by Abe Arkoff explains to us that being alone is important, but contact with others is an essential part of life as well. The words loneliness and solitude tend to have different meanings, loneliness tends to demonstrate negative aloneness whereas solitude sometimes shows positivity to aloneness. In Frankenstein negative aloneness is seen more than the positive aloneness. “Loneliness subsumes a number of negative separation experiences.
Human beings are naturally social with one another. Therefore, the mere feeling of being socially isolated is likely caused by another's ethnicity, status, mental capability, or, by appearance. When socially unaccepted, the emotion of loneliness quickly rushes into the mind along with a negative path of thinking, such as self-critical thoughts. This inner critic feeds on the feelings of isolation and loneliness, causing the victim to remain remote from crowds, or urging the need to find people they can meaningfully connect with. Although when surrounded in the company of others, the victim does not always feel a sense of belonging, due to the incapability of overcoming mental obstacles, lack of understanding, and unawareness to the idea of quality over quantity.
Arguably, the happier an individual is, the better the quality of their life, and the better off they are. But despite this, there are people who will even argue that lower levels of happiness are the best because you maintain the ability to progress in life and your motivation is still present. Although many people will only see two sides to this argument, there is a totally different view that provides the optimal quality of life and the most beneficial outcome in the big picture; and that is moderate happiness. Cliff Oxford’s essay “High Performance Happy” evaluates the effect that an individual’s happiness has on their beneficiality to society and how you should always strive to be the happiest you can be. Oxford’s main point is that
Loneliness is so much more than being by yourself, or thinking you only have your self. It leads to more serious problems like depression or sadness. When you feel isolated from the world and you feel like you only have your self, your mind becomes over whelmed with feelings of hurt and abandonment. You start to question yourself and ask your self things like, “What’s wrong with me, why am I not good enough, and why can’t I just be happy?” I have depression and it’s a struggle at times. There are times when I feel like I’m alone and everyone around me becomes distant.
To be able to abide by the presence of loneliness, you would have to see yourself or your mind in general as something not worthy of acknowledgement. When depression controls your mind and filters in the utterly painful thoughts and emotions it provides, who would rely on their mind for comfort and love? It makes you feel alone not only on the outside, but the inside as well resulting in a hatred towards oneself. They who is suppose to be there when everything and everyone seemed to have not is the cause of this loneliness, this immediate
Not only do depressed people have interpersonal problems, but unfortunately, their own behavior also seems to make these problems worst. Depressive behavior can, and overtime frequently does, elicit negative feelings (sometimes including hostility) and rejection in other people, including strangers, roommates, and spouses Coyne, (1976). Given the recurrent nature of the disorder, it is important not just to treat the acute episode, but also to protect against its return and the onset of subsequent episodes. In conclusion, depression affects the quality of life in an individual. Depression is caused by a combination of genetic, natural, environmental, and psychological factors.