Being bored is the worst, it can lead to drug abuse, anxiety, and is just plain unenjoyable. First of all being bored is unenjoyable. Have you ever felt that feeling, where you feel like you need to do something or you will die, you turn to hobbies to push the feeling away but no luck. This is boredom sounds pretty unenjoyable right? In fact most people despise boredom which supports the fact that boredom is well, boring.
Not being good enough is a fear felt my many, young or old, single or in a relationship, working or unemployed, all feel it at one point in their lives. This is especially true to those who are in a unrequited devotion, who know that the person they desire so much do not feel the same attraction. Once the one whom they love leaves them isolated, however, the devoted become obsessive, wishing for their partner to come back, fall into depression, and at the worst possible scenario, become self destructive. All of these feelings and traits are found in both “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and (Love Song, With Two Goldfish) by Grace Chua. These feelings of loneliness, isolation, and separation are emphasized and developed in both text with use of diction, metaphor, and imagery.
Capturing a Black Hole It’s unreasonable to define something so arbitrary as depression in just a few sentences. For me, depression is a vacuum, something that pulls up everything: it takes away the good, bad, joy, sorrow, anger, etc. It affects the way you function and takes control of you. Professionals may define it by a set of symptoms and feelings. 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.
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.
Depression is strong feelings of sadness and dejection. When a person is going through depression in grief, the person will always seem down. That person will never see good things that are going on. People are normally too focused on the bad thing that just happened to feel anything else. When someone loses a loved one, that person will go through depression.
This quote shows much of how Holden feels as he uses depressed and lonesome together in the novel. The way Holden feels is that when he is lonely it makes depressed. Holden tries to not be lonely and talk to anyone around him including the hat check girl. Another quote that shows
Relationships play an important role in the quest for the “good life.” According to Robert Waldinger in What Makes a Good Life, “The feeling of loneliness can be toxic” and that those who feel lonely are “more likely to have declining health and memory at an early age.” People who experience these feelings won’t have the healthy and able body that they need in order to reach their “good life.” As Professor Watkins also said in lecture, no one reflects on their experiences in life and says, “Wow! I had a great and lonely life!” Although these people may be happy in specific moments of their life, they won’t be able to emotionally reach their “good life.” Additionally, Waldinger states that “it is not just about having many relationships,
To begin with, being single can bring a lack of self-confidence in a person. Cheevy is seen as single in the poem when it is stated, "He mourned Romance…” (Robinson 15), it shows that he was sad that he had no one to love in life. Love is essential in everyone’s life and allows those to bring confidence to themselves, which in turn gives them more drive to be an over achiever. In his case, since he has no one, it would make sense that he is seen as an underachiever. In addition to him being single, Miniver is also seen as being of a low social class if a part of any class.