+12Help By: omegaopinions March 27, 2018 As most people know, depression a mental illness that is caused by a number of things. One thing that causes depression, as Hellen Farrell from TED-ED states, “The abnormal transmission or depletion of certain neurotransmitters.” Today, I will be arguing to why people with depression shouldn’t think it’ll go away without help from doctors or medications because depression is harmful both mentally and physically, and overpopulated. Physically, depression can be harmful because people may commit suicide. As Ann Pietrangelo from Healthline says, “350 million: number of people people worldwide who suffer from depression” This number is quite large, and suicide is not an uncommon thing. People may also affect their body in ways like changes in appetite. Mentally, people will have symptoms that make them feel certain ways. Some symptoms that support this are feeling worthless or guilty, or low mood. Now, some people out there say “Depression isn’t real!”. To those people, i’d like you to keep in mind that some people with depression may look fine, but are actually suffering from this ever-growing illness. Too many people have depression. As said earlier, 350 million people worldwide have depression. Though this number may seem small compared to the 7 billion people on this earth, as Hellen Farrell states, ”According to the National Institute of Mental Health, it takes the average person suffering with a mental illness over 10 years to ask for help,” With the 3 million people who get depression each year in the U.S alone, it won’t take long before more and more people get depression. Lots of people think they can treat depression by themselves, and they’ll be “fine” and “can handle themselves.” Now, I don’t want to make those people feel worse, but depression isn’t something you can just get over. Just like you can’t get over a broken leg, or a dislocated shoulder. You need help to treat those things, and there are lots of people who can help. It is important to treat depression, and there are natural treatments such as these from Morgan Griffin from WebMD, “...Set goals...Eat Healthy...Try to Have Fun.” That’s all for today. Hopefully, this speech has educated you on the effects of depression. And to those who have depression, I hope that now you know what you’re facing, you can help yourself make the right choice. You now know why people with depression shouldn’t think it’s treatable with help from others or medications because it is harmful both mentally and physically, and is overpopulated. Thank you for listening to me.
+15What we do on earth is just a fraction of a speck of time. And when we review our lives at the end...we will wonder why it all seemed so important. More
Someone once told me that the definition of Hell is that “on that last day you have on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.” The question is, who is the person you will face when your time comes? Will you have accomplished things that you wanted to accomplish? Would you have seen the things you wanted to see? Would you have experienced everything that you have always wanted to experience? I don’t know about you, but one of my biggest fears is feeling regret at the end of my life, knowing that I did not do all that I could have done. The average lifespan of a person living in the United States is 27,375 days. If you are 25 years old, you have 18,250 days left to live. If you are 50, you have 9,125 days to live. If you are 65, you have 3,650 days to live. How many days do you have left before it is too late to live the life you want? Despite the popular quote stating otherwise, there comes a time when it IS too late to be the person you could've been. I’ve got at most 14,600 days left to live my life, and I'm going to make them count by continuing to try to make a difference in this messed up world, traveling, reading books which make me think, spending time with people I love, and more. What do you want to do in the time you have left? If you died today, would you be satisfied with how you lived your life?
+16Okay, john....getting old is... living through four versions of classic rock. Getting old is... reminiscing about about leaded gas. Getting old is...original bell bottomed levis. Getting old is.... earth shoes. Getting old is.... feeling good that you got something started. Better yet....finished. Getting old is....remembering just how many of your critters died at an old age. Getting old is....taking part in a five generation photo, and you are generation #2. Getting old is...making a list about being old;]
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What if creationist were only put on earth to test our faith in the scientific method, and if we fail we will be forced to exist for eternity in some absurd pseudo-paradisiac scenario?
+2In terms of 'good' and 'bad' every decision, every change, is zero-sum, equal parts positive and negative. From what you eat for dinner to whether you trust North Korea - it doesn't matter to the Earth. Whatever value it brings to you will be exactly balanced by some level of disvalue somewhere else.
If you were a magical being that had one “chore” on earth, such as Jack Frost bring in winter or the Tooth Fairy leaving money in exchange for baby teeth, what would it be?
Why is the discussion of immigration policy and ethnic tolerance spawning so much hate? For the sake of avoiding the use of unrelated taboos, which might spawn more unsesical disgust, some parts of the story im about to tell are altered. I had gone to the store after a consuming session of schoolwork and studying. I bought a bag of sweets to relief my nerves and to regain some motivations for the remaining endevours of the day. After opening the bag with care and anticipation for the innevitable relaxation and mental recovery the tasty treat, I encountered a man who was dark by complexion, missing some teeth and talking a slightly untutored finnish, but in a manner respectable for a foreigner. He came to me and asked ”Hey, I noticed you just opened a bag of sweets. What kind of sweets are those?”. Immediatly my mind was overflown with scenarios of self defence and fighting for whats mine, but i managed to state quite clearly ”The good ones.” The stranger took liking to this anwser and asked if he could possibly join me with my delicios candy and try some. After contemplating for a moment and readying myself for a conflict I commanded the man to only take one sweet and no more. The man seemed happy for the chance to enjoy some sweets just as I had when opening them. The man took one treat and ate it, but then followed a moment where I was readying my self and pumping my system full of adrenaline. If that man takes one more sweet I’ll be obligated to change this friendly encounter into a war of greed, I thought possibly not articulated literally in that fashion, but nevertheless a selfish and unnecessarily drastic train of thought. The man took a few more sweets and that completely triggered my self defence mode and I started defending my posessions by threatening the man.”If you take one more sweet i swear to god I’ll do something to you!” hate spreading in my veins directed not at the man who was standing before me, but at an evil man who was trying to take what was MINE. The man was shocked and disappointed in my response and probably depressed at my ape-like response to a friendly encounter asked if he was to just throw the bag of sweets away if it was causing this much pain. Of course I only interpeted this as a decleration of war and fought harder against this monster who didn’t care that I was the owner of the candy and he had no rights to it. We parted shortly after as a victorious warrior succesful at defending he’s property and as an archnemesis worthy of hatred of the most vicious kind. Doesn’t exacly sound reasonable or logical in any way, but such simple, affectable creatures are humans, that we distort reality when it doesn’t fit our head. After walking for a moment with good phase a frown and looud music in my head, I was interrupted by a tap on the shoulder. The man had ran after a while of walking in the other direction most likely thinking what a douce he had just met, but something in him clicked and instead of just moving on and blinding himself of an opportunity he turned around and caught up with me. I took off my headphones and looked at him with a prejudiced look of annoyance. And then we started talking about what just happened, not as fictional nemeses, but at humans equal and willing to accept the fact that the other person might know something i don’t and willing to accept the fact that we make errors and are imperfect. After he had calmed me down and we had talked for a bit he started to incuire, where on earth did you find candy that tasted this good? He only tasted a few and he was exited at the opportunity, that i might be able to teach him how to get himself a bag of his own. I taught him the methods of accuiring the sweets. After talking with the man about sweets, obviously we were both candy enthusiasts, it came apparent to me how wrong my act was in his culture and actually the true culture of treats. The only true way to enjoy a bag of sweets with a friend is too pass the bag along for each person involved in the candy feasting and to let each person munch the candy for a little while and then pass it along. Never forget the We in sWEets. That was my mistake, but as soon as he mentioned it I luckily understood my error and we parted ways as friends. After the incident I started thinking about why I reacted in the way I did and what was I doing wrong. I now believe to know the anwser to that question, and it’s not suprising what might however be just that and quite controversial even, is the basis upon which I have come for the conclusion. The reason that i reacted in the way I did is because I am a racist. When I encounter a person, one of the first things i notice is the ethnicity of the person and from that I recieve a bunch of inaccurate and accurate descriptions of the person in question of which I believe all of until proven wrong by an indication that I am capable of percieving and understanding. But the process of shedding away the misconceptions for that individual takes some effort and concentration and the willingnes to be wrong. These conditions were not met on the previous encounter, at first. It doesn’t really matter that much where I got these misconceptions (contrary to the common belief at the moment), but im going to tell you why i was subjugated to these unuseful toxic responses. I let my unconcious mind teach itself something that was wrong. As a young unknowing innocent little 18-year old finnish man I have my opinions of what should be done to make things better around here. I happen to think it’s a bad idea to let so many people who claim to be in danger of losing their lifes and their families lives here. Why would someone think something so hateful? Well, many people must have voiced this concern in a much more intelligent manner but what I think is, if we take this many people from far away where everything is different here, they are going to be lost here unknowing and distressed, so we help them. The thing is we don’t have the resources to help all of them. You might think that that’s just cruel ofcource the poor people would be rather confused here than dead there, but the thing is i’m pretty sure the majority of them would be just about fine where they came from. I’m not trying to be the guy who threatens another for taking too many treats from you, but the thing is regardless of who we blame for it, I thin this would be a better place for all of us if there weren’t so many people from far away from a weird place coming here. Maby one day I’ll learn how wrong I was all the time and I’m looking forward to it. There’s no lesson without pain and theres no freedom without responsibility. So I take responsibility for my unconventional opinion, and show it to people, just to see what they think of it and what they have to say about it. After all, they might know something i don’t. That’s why it makes me sad when I go to someone and show my opinion and all they can utter is that my existence makes life hell. Try to construct a healthy lesson from that. I don’t think so. Ok I’ll play this game you hate me, well guess what I hate you! Ha! You can’t beat me cause I’m right and all you can say is that im wrong at least i know this and this blaa blaa blaa who cares at this point all you are trying to do is defeat your opponent just like I tried to defend my sweets from satan. And we have internet. Now were cooking. Hate is spreading at an all time peak and there is a group trying to make another group feel bad for alledgedly hating another group which at this point they probably do because of all this BULLSHIT. So were knee deep in poop. What should we have done differently, well maby sit down and try to learn something from the person next to you.
An Incredible Dog? A guy spots a sign outside a house that reads “Talking Dog for Sale.” Intrigued, he walks in. “So what have you done with your life?” he asks the dog. “I've led a very full life,” says the dog. “I lived in the Alps rescuing avalanche victims. Then I served my country in Iraq. And now I spend my days reading to the residents of a retirement home.” The guy is flabbergasted. He asks the dog’s owner, “Why on earth would you want to get rid of an incredible dog like that?” The owner says, “Because he’s a liar! He never did any of that!” Link: http://www.laughfactory.com/jokes/clean-jokes/23
+10People talk loudly about the constant change taking place in the world. People often remark that change is the only constant. Change is alright. "But are we changing for the better? " is a million dollar question. More