CEREBRAL ACTIONS: DEPRESSIVE THOUGHTS SHOW IN YOUR ACTIONS

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“Being able to shift your thoughts, will ultimately put you in a better place.”


You ever the hear phrase that your thoughts become your actions. That whatever you conjure up in your mind have a tendency to manifest itself in how you react in situations. So if you think that you are not going to succeed and you believe in that enough it will show itself in your work. And that is how powerful the mind can be. You can use it to benefit yourself in life or it can be your greatest enemy. And generally, the people who look down on themselves are those battling with depression and anxiety issues. From a person with experience dealing with depression in life, it’s a come and go illness.

Recently I checked the statistics, and from the information gathered by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness effecting Americans of roughly 20% of the American population. This same association gathered more evidence that also showed that the following also exist with people of mental illness which are various forms of depression:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), which is the excessive worrying of potential issues that could arise where the person could be at lose of health, money, work, or family. And at times the issues they are worried about happening, may never actually take place. Yet, the people worry none the less causing them to develop a mental illness.

  • Panic Disorder (PD), which are panic attacks that come form out of nowhere, where the person is constantly in fear of the attack happening again.

  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), is an illness where the person has an intense fear of being judged especially when placed in social environments where they have to interact with people.

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), effects people in a way where they people who are obsessive have these thoughts that cause anxiety and depression, and the compulsive aspect aids them in designing consistent behavior that relieves them of this anxiety.

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), is a debilitating condition that arises from people who have bare witness to traumatic events such as terrorist attacks, serious accidents, or most notably, warfare.

Well, with these various mental illness that cause our emotions to become actions, what are ways to channel this depression. For me writing and putting my thoughts and feelings into the world is one way. Once you see how many other people deal with trauma, you’re able to cope knowing you aren’t alone. And that people are just as afraid to come out as you. But in writing, I also was able to channel my negative emotions into characters of stories for my screenplays and books. In channeling these anxieties into characters, in order for the character to get better, I have to make the script or book work by showing progress in the character. This inevitably made me a better problem solver of self.


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LIFESTYLE CHANGES: CHANGING THE FOOD WE EAT

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“Your body is a machine, keep it clean.”


Recently, I have been thinking about making a lifestyle change regarding the food I consume. And it’s not because my health is bad, I just would like to try something new. I thought about trying a raw diet or even becoming a pescetarian for a while. I love eating seafood, so becoming a pescetarian would actually be easy. But since I was a baby I have had a diet that consisted of eating meat. And to add to it, it’s part of the culture that I grew up in as a child. Meat was so part of our daily intake, I don’t know if I could give it up at all. But some people have never even had meat a day in their lives. It was just how they were raised. But not me, I grew up in a family that we had more meat than side dishes.

Now if you’re one of these animal lovers, then you would hate to be apart of my family. But just because you eat meat does not mean you hate animals. As people on Earth we have had to survive off of the land as much as possible. That includes any creature that inhabited the land. And given we had to feed so many people, animals were the meal. But vegetarians and pescetarianism has been an aspect of society for forever. You just now have this wave of people who are going back to eating less meat. And it does not have anything to do with preserving the animals on our planet. It has everything to do with health. When eating meat you have a digestive tract that consist of thin lining. And meat pushing through that track is hard to digest. So eating too much meat, especially the tougher the meat, makes digesting more difficult.

Now, with digestive problems comes illnesses because meat lying in the tract for too long causes problems in the intestines. Over time, you start to develop sicknesses because the meat is basically rotting inside of your body. So people have become aware of this and have made moves to eat less meat if any at all. It just makes sense considering we want to prolong our lives as much as possible because this is our only life to live. And caring for yourselves is what we must do for longevity. There is no guarantee, some people eat healthy and still die of sicknesses. But the point is to care anyways because it’s about playing the odds. And in the end, my thoughts of changing my dining choices comes from better eating habits. I just turned thirty years old last week. This is best time to start eating differently because staring later in your forties could be too late.


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ADDICTED: ARE YOU A JUNKIE AND DON’T EVEN KNOW IT?

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“What is yours?”


The definition of an addict is someone who is compulsive in their need for reward, substance, or activity where the compulsive behavior leads to negative consequences. We often connect an addiction with someone that is on drugs or alcohol. But how often do we hear about people who have other addictions to things such as sex, food, work, and shopping. Most people don’t want to talk about these other issues because they are quite odd to be addicted to in life. Who wants to admit they’re addicted to food, sex, their jobs, or even buying tangibles. Well, no one, but how? How are these addictions which to the average person are normal behaviors.

Let’s start with sex for example. Sex is one of the most, if not the most natural action among humans. This is the way humans procreate as a species. So when does this natural act become an addiction. It becomes an addiction when it leads to consequences that are harmful to you or others around you. For instance, when you find yourself constantly either cheating on your significant other or exposing yourself to sexually transmitted diseases then it’s an addiction. Another form of sexual addiction is more common and that’s through the use of pornography. It causes people to be desensitized by a real sexual experience. The levels of sensitivities are so high that men, for example find it difficult to maintain erections. Women have their own dysfunctions, for example sex toys desensitize the clitoris making normal sex unsatisfying.

Yet, this isn’t the only addiction outside of drugs and alcohol. Food is an even bigger addiction than sex, drugs, and alcohol. Especially in America, we eat so much that we develop predisposed food illnesses. Illnesses that lead to depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, and obesity. We need food for our survival, so there’s no wonder why a food addiction is so hard to kick. And when you come from a family that overindulges then you’ll find it even harder not to eat a lot. Not to mention that certain ethnics groups typically consume greater portions than others. So with something so natural, this also comes as no surprise why it as well is so hard to kick.

Now, with the prior addictions taking hold of so many people’s lives, could there possibly be any other addictions. What about your career; could this become an addiction? Absolutely, that’s where the term workaholic comes from. Especially in today’s society, we work so much that we disconnect from friends and family. Kids more than ever come home after school to an empty house because of overworking parents. We as adults neglect the people around us and fail to realize this until it’s too late. People close to us pass away, and move away. Your kids grow up and you miss out on so much that you regret later on. So make time for them now.

But is that all? Is there more addictions in life? There are, shopping is another addiction. You go how, well when you are purchasing to the point where you can’t sustain financially, then you’re out of control. People shop to be accepted into a social group or even to cover up an emotional wound. Buying new clothes give you this new feeling, even if it is minimal. We think that by buying these items that good feeling will last, but it doesn’t; it never does. In the end, addiction is a hard illness to cope with; especially if the problem is a natural overindulgence. Seeking help is tough, yet necessary when kicking any habit.


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PERSONAL PLANETS: KNOWING HOW OUR BODIES RELATE TO THE WORLD

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“Knowing your body is like knowing the world around you.”

My reason for the above topic comes from the fact that I have been sick for the past couple of weeks. Knowing that I am generally a healthy person, I go what’s wrong. I know there are no chest pains nor do I have any problems with my any other part of my body. But there is one area and that is the area between my Larynx and my Esophagus. Well what could be wrong, especially considering I have medicine. For starters we as people have to think of our bodies as a planet. And whatever goes into this planet is ultimately going to effect the countries/landmass in it or in other words our organs, nerves, and muscle tissue.

Let’s start with our mouths which can be looked at like the Earth’s atmosphere. So much penetrates the Earth’s atmosphere and yet we never think twice about it. The same with our mouths; so much enters voluntary and involuntary that we never think about it. Now let’s be clear, there are other ways for bacteria and viruses to enter our human atmosphere, I’m just using the mouth as an example. But in the case of the mouth, we breathe in and out taking in particles only detected with high powered microscopes. Where do these particles go when they enter. They stick to the walls of our Larynx, Esophagus, or enter the Bronchi into our lungs.

These are very vital areas of our bodies because lungs pump oxygen and making it difficult to breathe effects the whole body (planet). Are there other regions of the planet where bacteria/viruses can strike. Of course, one is the brain, or the central nervous system. You can get a lot of transplants, but not a brain transplant. This is the main hub of the entire body to tell the body what to do. What’s funny, it’s almost like the bacteria/virus knows to head for these central places. Not just the brain, but the heart, lungs, kidneys, stomach, liver, and intestines. These very vital areas for survival are so hard hit.

But I ask what is the virus of Earth? This can be a way to combat the virus of our bodies. When you look at how the Earth is effected in a negative way, we as humans are actually like a virus. Just look at the warming of the planet because of burning fossil fuels, fracking, urbanization, and other major Eco Systematic effects on the planet. But not all bacteria is bad, such as the bacteria in our intestines that actually provide healthy nutrients to our system. Or our eyelashes have bacteria that feed off of small particles that try to enter our eyes on a daily basis.

Now the question is, how do we defeat the bacteria that is bad in our bodies and the viruses as well. Because there is a known fact that we cannot kill a virus. But when we die, the virus dies as well because there is no host. Now back to Earth, if humans impact are like a virus to the Earth, we can be eradicated. The Earth does not need us to continue on, we need it; the host which is Earth for us. Earth is hosting us, and if it dies, we die with it. For example, there is no cure for the HIV/AIDS virus because it needs a live host. When we die it dies as well. But we don’t die because of the virus itself. The virus weakens our immune system by killing white blood cells, which allow other treatable sickness to takeover; like cold flu or pneumonia.

Now look at Earth, if humans are AIDS/HIV that weaken the atmosphere because of our industrial impact, thus making it possible for serious pathogens to enter, then what are white blood cells. To me, natural disasters have been more and more prevalent over the years, meaning out of season. Maybe the Earth knows it’s sick and a natural disaster is a way it fights what’s making it sick. Makes sense because when there is a disaster, our productivity slows and we must start all over again building. Now, sense we are AIDS/HIV adapting to our surroundings, mutating and learning as we go along. So once again, what are white blood cells?

To me a white blood cell is the disasters which kill a lot of us, but not all of us. What is strong enough to rid the Earth of humans? Two things in particular are stronger and that is the sun and an asteroid. The sun gives our planet life, which allow us to have life. But the sun is not enough, we as humans need an asteroid. What is an asteroid that could wipe out humanity? Meaning, humans need an asteroid of the medical field to wipe out AIDS/HIV. Because an asteroid could wipe out everything, even bacteria. Now the immediate downside is, there are certain bacteria we need.

The only being on this planet that has this level of consciousness is humans. The Earth knows it’s sick, but doesn’t realize it’s us. It only knows a natural disaster suppresses the pain. But we know that it is us. AIDS/HIV doesn’t know we know it exist, it exist. But given we have a conscious and the virus doesn’t, use our planet human relationship to beat it. Because viruses and harming bacteria listen to nature, but humans are given the ability to dictate outside of nature meaning to reason. We should figure out the ability of asteroid to kill so we can kill AIDS/HIV. When asteroids kill, it’s a combination of size and energy exerted. In the future, can scientist exert enough energy as well as the right dose of medicine that will kill the virus.

In the end we must be aware of our world to be aware of our bodies. People say there is no money in cures, but if we keep people healthy longer, there is more money in that than the medicine for AIDS/HIV and other sicknesses. People being healthy living longer is more positive economic impact other than the burden of more sick people. The tough part will be creating an asteroid that won’t leave us susceptible to other illnesses. Because remember, when an asteroid hit, it’s not only a threat to us, but the whole planet. We don’t want to kill AIDS/HIV or other viruses and bacteria, but also create something much worse in the process.