Theme Of Depression In The Lords Of Discipline

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In the story The Lords of Discipline, a character by the name of Poteete is sent to the Institute, due to his father and his dreadful parenting style. Despite being severely damaged by his father, he attempts to go through the plebe, because of it being his father’s wish. Poteete commits suicide shortly after entry to the academy. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, depression is a mood disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, and feelings of dejection and hopelessness. Although many brands of isolation exist in the functioning world, three of them have been adopted and proved correct by most experts in the field, these being parental isolation, social isolation, and the inability to try anything new. At first glance, these…show more content…
According to UCLA.edu, “the need to connect socially with others is as basic as our need for food, water, and shelter”. Additionally, according to ncbi.gov, “ it is generally accepted by the vast majority of the experts working in this field that loneliness frequently results in a decline of well-being and causes depression as an effect.” These conclusions have been reached from noticing the dire effects of not having sufficient amount of social interaction. As a matter of fact, the human race as a whole has succeeded due to our high amounts of interaction with one another, so when someone refuses to reach out to anyone, people begin to feel empty inside or that they unlike anyone else. As this feeling is sustained throughout adolescence, it begins enlarge and overtime, lead to substantial depression. On top of this progression from solitude to depression ensuing, alienation often times leads to the belief that nobody understands them or knows what they are going through, so they depend on themselves, and themselves alone for guidance in their lives. This leads these unfortunate children down the rabbit hole, that leads to distress and of course depression. As shown above, it is apparent that when someone convinces themselves socially, especially in…show more content…
To such people I ask, then do people truly have control over their own mental health? The fact is, one always has more control on their own mental health than any external force. So no matter how difficult it can get, there is always a way to resist depression. Given these points, it is clear that isolation causes people to suffer from depression. Parental isolation, social isolation, and the refusal to try new things are all gateways to this awful disease. Depression is rampant in today’s society, especially among children and young adults. Depression can change peoples lives in an instant, and it is an illness today. Although, we can combat this syndome by , so that an entire generation is able to live a content, full, and free
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