Another illness that is mentioned in the book is diabetes. As Dr. Moalem describes it, “In diabetics, the process through which insulin helps the body use glucose is broken, and the sugar in the blood builds up to dangerously high levels.” The body either fails to produce enough insulin, or the body tissues become resistant to insulin, leading to high levels of glucose in the blood. The elevated levels of glucose build up in certain organs and the high glucose concentration in these organs can lead to serious complications, such as blindness, heart disease, stroke, vascular disease, nerve damage, and kidney damage. Some of the symptoms include fatigue, thirst, hunger, blurry vision, and the frequent need to urinate.
In the Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls analyzed her mother’s emotional breakdowns. In one instance, she notices “... the positive thoughts would give way to negative thoughts, and the negative thoughts seemed to swoop into her mind the way a big flock of black crows takes over the landscape, sitting thick in the trees and on the fence rails and lawns, staring at you in ominous silence” (Walls 418). Negative thoughts can consume one’s mind, whereas the positive thoughts are nugatory. The negative thoughts keep a person agonizing and stressing over it. This quote emphasizes how a negative mindset can make a person depressed or ill to be around.
There are days when the world feels like it 's falling down in fiery bits and pieces on top of one’s head, and then there are the days when the world is actually falling to pieces. Humans have often constructed their own protective barriers, and carried on amidst what would be deemed apocalyptic circumstances. These circumstances are viewed as having no other purpose other than making life extraordinarily hard and discouraging humanity to continue their existence. Instead, tragedy and suffering through it serves to unite all of the human race by tugging on the heartstrings. Compassion and empathy makes suffering a continually melding experience of humanity.
The Bundle Theory explains how there is no self underlining through, that the self is an illusion. In this Theory the self is an idea as it is continuous through time, unchanging. The self is perfectly identical from one time to the next, strictly numerically. The self is perfectly simple as the soul has no parts thus a person cannot lose part of self. Heraclitus once stated, "upon those who step into the same rivers flow different and again different waters."
Nouwen blames this hopelessness that individuals feel in this life to a fear of death, a fear of life, and what he calls “the impersonal milieu”. Nouwen uses the story of a man who has fallen ill to describe the impersonal milieu: Suddenly this tough man who had always maintained his own independence through hard manual labor found himself the passive victim of many people and operations that were totally alien to him… An anonymous group of “they” people had taken over (60). As simple as it sounds, personal concern is the antidote that Nouwen provides for the impersonal milieu.
There are diseases today that people caught and spread from certain countries, animals, insects and other people. One example is Ebola. It was discovered in 1976 in Sudan and Yambuku, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Then it reappeared in West Africa in 2014. It started to spread from West Africa and then to other countries like the USA and Nigeria.
Scanning through his past several years, he returns to his mother’s death and analyzes her choice to seek a lover at the end of her life. While before he thought it was strange and even somewhat aggravating, he realizes now, being so close to death, that people will enter a desperate search for meaning when their time left is fleeting. But at the same time, he reasons potentially as a coping mechanism, there is no difference whether he dies by execution later that day or in 40 years because he will be dying all the same. Together, these two realizations, though somewhat contradictory, create his bridge to Existentialism. By establishing these two points, he can allow himself to, “open up to the gentle indifference of the world - finding it so much like himself”(122), and apply whatever meaning he wants to life in order to make it as rich and enjoyable as desired, rather than drifting along as a pitiful being waiting for some greater power to guide him along.
Our Self, our conscious mind, is unity and harmony; the understanding of our psyche. Le Guin argues anyone who confronts these ideas is very creative and successful. She also states that we need to balance our conscious Self with our unconscious self, for our human bodies to be physically balanced. Her essay is concluded that if anyone disagrees with any of these philosophical thoughts, then they practice escapism. Denying what we humans are and the trials and tribulations we endure throughout life.
Hamlet’s memories of his father’s death and his mother’s remarriage to his uncle have traumatized him which resulted in depression. Some of the symptoms of depression are to doubt one’s self and inability to make decisions thus; it affects his cognitive thinking process without his own knowledge. Ultimately the unconscious mind of hamlet influences his conscious mind on contemplating life and death where he is not entirely firm with making a decision. His memories were traumatizing which led to a negative effect on his cognitive thinking but if one has to have a happy memory it will have a positive effect on their cognitive thinking such as being an optimistic and a confident thinker. This explains and reflects that people’s actions and decisions are influenced by their unconscious mind because most humans are able to have repressed
THEMBEKILE TSAOANE BL2015-0178 SSIT311 TAKE HOME TEST INTRODUCTION “Between us and heaven or hell, there is only life, which is the frailest thing in the world" 1.1 Existentialism and death. The problems we face of death seem somewhat natural with the connection it has to existentialism.
For existentialists, emotions or moods play a central role. Emotions are viewed as a sensuous presentation as well as a cognitive experience of human finitude. Existentialists contributed to emotions by claiming that moods signify the relation of oneself to the world, where the emotion of anxiety for example signifies freedom. In this paper, I first analyze Kierkegaard’s view as a religious existentialist on human moods and emotions. He presumed that emotions or moods disclose something.
In Frank Furedi’s reading, “Our Unhealthy Obsession with Sickness”, he concludes that the health care crisis which we are going through will not change nor get better. To some extent I agree with Mr. Furedi’s writing. He discusses how in recent times, people in society are normalizing having an illness and are willingly open to talking about them (471). Furedi also mentioned how people now embrace having an illness, rather than noticing their worth before they were sick. I too have noticed that it is becoming increasingly acceptable to the extent that people want something to be wrong with them, which I find extremely odd.
He argues that the body and soul are two elements that have the same underlying substance. He maintains that a person’s soul is the same as his nature of body; however, he argues that the mind differed from other parts of the body as it lacked a physical feature. In this case, he maintains that the intellect lacks a physical form, and this allows it to receive every form. It allows a person to think about anything, including the material object. In this case, he argues that if the intellect were in a material form, it could be sensitive to only some physical objects.
This allows us to complete the picture of God’s creation as manifested in a human soul which is incarnated. Here is the complete definition of spirit and matter as incarnated in a human form. As you can see, the Vedic thought has a complex definition of the statement, “God created man in His own image.” It explains it in detail.