Monday, July 4, 2011

Extensive Reading (Chapter 1) - Stacey Yip

What are your thoughts and feelings about depression, loneliness, heartbreaks, being different from your peers, and having to put up a front? How do/would you deal with some of these issues.

I feel these "illnesses" occurs because the person allows other people to affect him/her. These "illnesses" are inter-related, such as when you are experiencing a heartbreak, loneliness, depression, etc. might be what you will feel afterwards. Teenagers are experiencing these feelings at such a young age and they might not know how to cope with them. I feel that they are trying to hard to grow up and are not living their childhood as they should have. However, this does not mean they should always remain playful and such, but they should make the change gradually. Long term solitude has proven to be bad for human beings as they are social animals. So it is best to confide into people about your problems and not put up a social barrier around others.

Relationships include: friendships, family ties, public ties etc. Learning how to deal with bad relationships will prevent a mental blockages in future relationships. Some say friendships can be as strong as blood ties. Meeting new people is a way of life but finding the true friends might be be tough. True friends do not judge you, they accept it and will stand by you through your hardships.

People who puts up a front are concealing what they are really like underneath. They created this facade as they think people would not accept the "real" them (that they are different and are misfits) and they feel the urge to prove others about themselves. However, they do not know that these little differences is what makes people unique and they must learn how to embrace these first before expecting others to do the same. Acting true to yourself, and others will see you for who you are and accept it. Living under a facade would be very tiring and you might break under pressure.

In my opinion, these feelings are stupid and redundant as there is no need to let something affect your life for so long. You just need to move on, make other friends, live your life with no regrets, and not brooding about unhappy stuff. There will be people who will accept you for who you are and if you make a mistake, learn from it, make it a life experience.

1 comment:

  1. The essay is organized as it has a proper introduction, body and conclusion. She has also expressed a good amount of her thoughts and feelings in the essay. She has also used topic sentences for the various paragraphs. She has also mentioned in the last paragraph how she would have dealt with the issues.