The most “sought after” emotion in life is happiness, and yet it is the most difficult for scientists to explain. Happiness is often interpreted to be positive, but there are numerous downsides to this cheerful emotion. Due to the expectations that often accompany it, one’s happiness tends to cause feelings of betrayal and depression. Researchers conclude that those who are constantly happy, or strive to be, are the same people that often dread attending family events. For instance, “Don’t Worry, Be Gloomy” by Susan David states “Striving for happiness establishes an expectation and confirms the saying that expectations are resentments waiting to happen.
Revering models or sports stars can lead to eating disorders and psychological issues. "It can be a way of avoiding rather than dealing with problems," (Dr Tony Cassidy; Independent Magazine). This poem was written at the height of infatuation, which reflects underlying psychological issues that humanity still struggles with
David also tells us that being excessively happy could do so much as kill an individual. What exactly is happiness and what does it do? As quoted in the article “A Critique of Positive Psychology” by author Richard Schoch, Richard Layard states that “Happiness can be measured” (Schoch 453). Many scientists think they know exactly what happiness is, but happiness is simply just a sense of feeling good. Often a scientist tend to over complicate the meaning of
In Book 3 of his book “The Consolation of Philosophy,” he states that money and riches are poisonous and explicitly declares attributes that come along with them, such as honor and wealth, as harmful and inadequate to true happiness. To him, a person that does not have, is better off than a person that does. His logic follows the concept of attachment. Those who do not have money, are not attached to it, and those who have money will be overwhelmed with
It is important to note that it is the way that people interpret these regrets that influence their well-being. Those who feel that they have made mistakes, wasted their time, and have no time to make changes may be left feeling bitter. There are also numerous factors that can influence feelings of generativity versus feelings of stagnation at this point in life. People who have positive relationships with others, good quality health and a sense of control over their lives will feel more productive and satisfied.
This great concept reflects that while we are attributing success to our internal characteristics, we are blaming others for any negative events and assigning failures to outside factors. Self-Serving Bias module describes that we do not always clarify things objectively, while we are making judgements about other people and events. Also, self-serving bias as a part of cognitive biases, gives an opportunity for people to protect their self-esteem which means that by attributing positive things to themselves, people improve their confidence and by blaming others for negative events, people avoid personal responsibility. In my opinion, it is not surprise that almost everyone in the world have faced such situations since self-serving bias works in every aspect of life. I also have faced such situations in which I assigned success to my own skills and blamed others for negative events.
It is perfectly normal to see how other people might be doing better in life more than you, it is actually pretty healthy, because you could actually use that as a some form of motivation. However, some people suffer from what people call is as an unrealistic inadequacy throughout the person's entire life. It is most commonly known as having inferiority complex. It is basically when someone feels inferior in any type of way in almost every situation. TWO TYPES OF INFERIORITY •
But when it exceeds its permissible limits, it has the potential to play havoc in our lives. Jealousy is a very complex emotion and may not always be triggered for obvious reasons. Its causes are more closely related to the way we are brought up and how successful we are in life than anything else. A person who has complete faith in his/her abilities and strengths is less likely to experience this emotion as is the one who has been raised believing that he/ she is very special and gifted.
In conclusion, depression may not be a one-way solution to get help, even though the situation seems hopeless, there is always a way out of that dire situation. Depression can cause a person to have low self-esteem, unhappiness, sorrowfulness. Adolescents and adult should seek the treatment from psychologist because it can help them recover faster and depression is a serious problem that should be addressed immediately in our
People ask why do people do that? It’s not worth the harm caused to your body, or even the end of a life. What people don’t understand is that sometimes people can be in such bad state of unhappiness, or depression that the only way to solve the problem is by taking these antidepressants. As in Brave New World, soma is used as a stimulant to result in an extreme amount of happiness in a very short amount of time. Just as antidepressants are used in today’s society.
Stressing can give a feeling that everybody would be happy living without. I think that if we got rid of stress in this world people would be so much happier. These reasons are very truthful on why people get stressed but there are also many more. Getting rid of stress would change this world for the better.
Someone's happiness can be defined in a number of ways that differ from everyone else's definition of happiness. Some might say that they are truly happy because they have wealth or they can spend money on material things. Others might say activities and exercising can make someone feel happy, but not everyone does the same activities such as going out or working out. There are many different meanings of happiness for everyone whether it be money, exercising, taking vacations, or just going out. The happiness in my life comes from the people I choose to surround myself with such as spending time with my family and friends daily.