Monday, July 4, 2011

Extensive Reading (Chapter 1) - Jonan Ling

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

Being depressed must feel terrible for a person. To feel like the world is better off without you, or questioning
your usefulness or your continued existence must be terrible for a person's self-esteem. To be lonely is bad too.
Every person needs someone to talk to, or to be around them in times of need. Not having such support
sometimes makes people harden themselves towards others, making them cold, unfeeling and anti-social.
Heartbreak is sometimes a cause of loneliness and depression. Say a loved one departs. First sets in heartbreak,
then the feeling of loneliness and afterwards depression, where you question your own continued presence.
Everyone is different from everyone else. To feel different is normal and isn't an issue. Having to put up a front
is a pointless effort. Eventually the masquerade will collapse and your true self will be revealed, if not now, soon.

I wouldn't know how to deal with these issues except for heartbreak. Be strong, accept what has happened and
move on. Its the only way.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to say but there are no introductions nor conclusions. Not much sharing of your emotions on the issue. A thesis statement would not be well suited for this essay. There are no topic sentence. You did not suggest anything to relieve the situation. There are not much examples.