Monday, July 4, 2011

Extensive reading - Benjamin Fheng

Question: What are your thoughts and feelings about being 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.

Depression: Depression occurs when someone is feeling very down and just feels very sad. This may be caused by anything from studies to family problems. There are two types of depression: Strong but short or Long term. Strong but short depression is caused by a sudden turn of events at a particular time and the person feels helpless, but after a certain amount of time, manage to recover. Long term depression maybe caused by an unforgettable event that occurred in this person's life. It may be divorces or death of a loved one.

Loneliness: Loneliness is the lack of the feeling of care. Loneliness can also cause serious depression. Even though loneliness is depressing, it is pretty easy to get over it. You just have to find some friends or someone to talk to. It is easier than it actually seems to be. It just depends on whether the person has confidence is his or herself

Heartbreaks: Heartbreak is the number one cause of depression. A heartbreak is when someone's love does not get accepted by another person they love. This causes severe depression and loneliness at the same time. It strikes a feeling of extreme sadness that the person will not be able to be with another.

Being different: Being different is also a big cause of depression. Although, one good solution is being around friends that accept you for who you are and you are comfortable being with. Making friends is not really that hard.

Having to put up a front: Putting up a front is very common these days. You can put up a front in school, in front of parents, teachers, friends and everyone, just to cover up what you are feeling inside and not make people worried about you. Everyone has put up a front before. It may not necessarily be hiding depression but may be hiding disinterest as well. Example you think the lecturer's talk was boring but you say it's is very interesting when others ask you about it.

I usually deal with these issues by listening to music or talking to a best friend about it. I also write in blogs or explore cool things on tumblr. Gaming is also a way to relieve stress. Watching comedies and having a good laugh is a good solution as well. Although I think talking to someone is a good solution.

1 comment:

  1. The post is quite detailed and well organized. It was a good idea on your part to divide the different negative feelings and talk about each of the feelings individually. There wasn't much of an introduction but there was a body and conclusion. You expressed your opinion about each of the emotions and feelings and the description of each emotion was very detailed. It was good that you stated examples of how you handled such issues.