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The World Is Changing For The Worse I Feel...

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It's just gotten so controlled lately don't you think? Toys are made skinnier so girls don't become obese, laws are made very unfairly and difficult for hard-working people to work oversease, even morals and ethics in society or around people certain behavior is not permitted anymore....

How can I feel better about the world today?

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I don't know what you mean by 'controlled.' There is always control over some people by others, whether it is governments or elites of some kind. The things you referenced are in response to what are perceived to be epidemics, such as obesity; or else things that people feel need to be addressed by the powers that be, like unemployment. Morals and ethics change often throughout the course of time. There are a lot of things to be concerned about this day in age that we might feel hopeless in addressing and/or repairing, but I'm not sure about the things you mentioned though.

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I totally feel you kangaroobong. I struggle with this thought about how this world is becoming ridiculous to want to live in. People's moral and ethical code is f**** to say the least. A lot of people can say that we have it good here in the Americas and we could be living in worse condition an as much as it looks that way we have diff kinds of Hells to deal with it here than people in war or femine. Who's to say which situation is worse. And plus just knowing wuts going on in the rest of the world makes you still feel so sick on the inside. People who say life can be great and fulfilling and wonderful are in damn denial. Sorry for being a downer but the human race is a menace. I hope there's a better place than this and that we can find it one day. In the mean what I suggest and what I practice personally is simply don't ask questions I don't want the answer to, ignore horrible stories in the news (which some people tell me is stupid and I have to "face the real world" and accept it for what it is bla bla bla f*u* to them I say, I don't have to do one damn thing), ignore horrible people around me, I let things that horrible people say to me go, simply so I don't get angry and do something ill regret, and so on in this manner, i hope you catch my drift. Pretty much just try to live as much of a peaceful life as you can the best way you know how. One day hopefully well be in a better place whatever or wherever it may be.

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The world is a frightening place for me. There is so much beauty, perceived fun and fascination out there, but also so much unhappiness, conflict, competition, crime and greed. I generally don't trust people's motives which are mostly to boost their own ego. I can go on and on, but that is unnecessary. It is for these and other reasons that I am an introvert and I spend as much time as possible within the confines and safety of my home. Ironically, I enjoy communicating with people via social networks, but only because I am doing it from a safe distance behind a delete / escape button.

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I very much feel like society itself has become criminally insane. That's not to cast judgement on one and all - I know there is good out there. But yeah, when you take a good hard look at our world today, it really makes you wonder what is going on.

I feel like this much of the time. When it gets to be too much, I just lay off the news for a bit, until I'm in a better frame of mind.

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I agree, I do things in my spare time that aren't legal but don't hurt anyone or anything physically or psychologically and do nothing to steal it. I'm not addicted to it and it is considered the least addictive substance in the world, yet it is illegal.

I go to university full-time, I'm doing social things like play soccer and do housework and care for my boyfriend, yet I'm beginning to loose interest in everything just wondering what it's all worth anymore...

I love my boyfriend and my pet cat and they are what is keeping me going.

I'm studying graphic design so in hopes like you I want to work from home, with the least amount to do with other people as possible.

I would like to hear more positive ways of coping though...I mean, I hate most of what is going on in society, but I won't break any law unless it is something I truelly believe in, such as if they ever made me strip down all the way to my underwear for searches in public, I'd rather go to jail.

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Feel a similar way, everyone seems sort of faulty and everything is so pushed onto us in society which has very low standards now. I sometimes feel motivated by it but sometimes very frustrated

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With depression, the world will seem a horrible place regardless of what period you're living in. Also, look up "Golden Age Syndrome", which was explored to great effect in Woody Allen's film "Midnight in Paris".

I hate the society that I live in, and often have idle thoughts of wanting to live in a different decade or even century, but I'm aware that if I were alive a hundred years ago I'd be just as unhappy, if not more so: I wouldn't have the luxury of being able to discuss my problems on the internet, and depression wouldn't be recognised as a legitimate medical illness. In fact, I'd likely be dead or living on the streets. :biglaugh:

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wow I really like how you put that Withnail, I do sometimes wish I was in anothe world like the one from "Heavy Metal" haha, but I can see that no world is actually perfect. It's true that even in the 80's or 90's we wish we were in, we'd probably not think of how bad it was then, but I wish still there were some people to strike over this society :(

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Where I live government has now enshrined in laws & bureaucracy its right to secretly disappear (ie m*****) anyone for any reason with absolutely no judicial process or formal charges. It's only a matter of time before its critics & protestors start disappearing.

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Kangaroobong, in one of your posts you mention that you are "beginning to lose interest in everything". You have also alluded to the fact that you are using "The Tree of Knowledge" (my nickname for it). As harmless as it is made out to be, there one thing it definitely is and that is a huge de motivator. I am not anti the stuff in principle, but I speak from experience, using it may be the reason you are losing interest. It may also cause mood swings and exasperate depression. Just some food for thought without passing any judgement on you.

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no I am considering it definatly, but since I've been taking "The tree of knowledge" (I like the nickname haha), a lot of benefits have occured for me. I've been actually more controlled and wake up every morning at 6am to do everything, since last semester (I've been doing it since last year almost every day) my grades at university have gone up because I feel much calmer :)

But I've been having negative thoughts about it now and then even before last year, it's always been a huge trigger for me when I see the news etc... when I see sad stories.

I've also talked to my boyfriend now since he was playing a little part in it, he's been negative about almost everything and I told him he has to think a little positive now and then otherwise what's the point of going on?

I have to say, I haven't even seen a councillor or a psychiatrist because I've been doing so well.

Since beginning of this year I've quit smoking cigarettes and am on nicabate. I've also started a diet to loose some weight (I think around 3kg now that I've lost), so when really thinking about it I tbelieve these are the main causes for my views lately.

I've calmed down much more since we are taking a 30 day break from "the tree of life" to not make it a habit of any sort.

A lot of doctors say it's also because of my personality, that I am an anxious person but I've been doing so well since last year I've only gotten a few depressive episodes.

But I think I will have to talk to my boyfriend that we don't watch anything that could trigger it and that he has to start thinking more positive.

I really appreciate all your help, and I guess this is a lesson to see we can't be happy 24/7. My trick is to look at some positive stuff before going to bed, or just taking a quit nap to relax my mind, and I wake up much more refreshed with a positive attitude.

It's never easy with depression and I tell people that thinking positive with me is as if I was working out physically with weights and you never get stronger. But, you can come up with ideas and distractions to stop this "exercising your mind".

I told my boyfriend even yesterday, he always comes over after work and even during the day I try to relax now in my last week of the holidays and play video games. He was sick and negative and we were supposed to go to a concert yesterday but I said it's no point if he feels ill so we cancelled it and went home to watch tv and relax. After a while though I said I'd like to play some video games to relax, he got a bit offended but I told him straight there that I sometimes need to be on my own doing something else since watching tv without smoking or snacks is difficult with or without depression. He understood and we were both very happy :)

We've been having a stressful time lately because my appartment is so small and neighbours keep reporting stuff about us (things that don't make sense, such as one neighbour reported that my boyfriend was coming over too often! We got to bed at 9pm and wake up at 6am to go to uni/work and aren't even loud).

We want to move out sooner into a more relaxing place, and my boyfriend will have his computer and games aswell (he has everything still at his parents because my appartment is too small to fit everything in). Then I think he can play some video games to relax with me too.

It's hard work, but what I do is I never blame myself, I have a disease and I tell people what I can take and what I can't take, and if they don't respect that then thy aren't good people. Start with little aims, such as waking up every morning at 6am to change the toilet paper rool(which I used to let go since I lost motivation all the time) and move up from there :)

Again thank you all for helping me through this :) I wish you all luck and would gladly give advice back if anyone needs it.

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The world certainly does look like a frightening corrupt injustice place to be if you keep allowing the information to pour in and be processed. A friend of mine, who went through many ups and downs, suggested that the thing that helped him deal with the rich getting richer, world falling apart syndrome was to disconnect from the media. Not completely as in dispose of the Internet etc, but get rid of the constant drama fed into our lives on TV. The news feeds are definitely biased to cause the general population of whichever country you are in to like or dislike something. Massive disasters are portrayed not because we care, but because we crave bad news. TV dramas are always portrayed so as to make us belief that everybody lives in the perfect place, with perfect decor, nice cars and lots of friends. So I have been trying to turn the TV off, and I must say I sleep better, not because I don't care, I do, but I care for the things that are important to me now. selfish it may be and I am not good at it, but I don't worry about global ice caps, forest fires, 5 legged frogs. Some of you may have to where you live but then you wouldn't worry about temperatures dropping to -40 deg C at night or snow collapsing your roof, and neither should you. We are all subject to the menace of globalization, rising food prices, fuel price out of control etc but to me, and I am a little anhedonic, the world has shrunk, not physically but our perception. There are McDonald restaurants in every major city in every country in the world. You cannot explore a country, so we go on holiday to beach camps. The world has changed, permanently I fear, and for the worse. I wish I could wake up to that fact and accept it, so I could get back to being me, living for now. I guess I left the main topic slightly but I have these manic moments when I want to reach out, shout, and write it down for others to agree with or stimulate further conversation.

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Yes but what I realized is that not everything has gone down nowadays: Medicine has made so many break throughs, due to globalisation it is easier to get authentic food even in your own country, if you live in a small country and want to get your product out the internet can help...

I'm trying to see that depression is a disease, no matter where or when you live. Even if I ever would get to live in a world like "heavy metal", it seems like an adventure but then my family wouldn't be around or survive there, it is violent and no woman in real life would wear the outfits portrayed in those comics :P

I do agree it is unfair to force us to care about the environment, I don't even separate my trash because I don't believe in it, I think politicians have enough money to save a whole country if they ever felt like it, so I'm doing my part to put pressure on them ;)

So you see, if you really really will give positive thoughts a chance, it can work out. And I agree with you extremebeginner, it's difficult to see the positives and not agree with many in society, but I think just stay as you are and tell other people to blow it out their buttocks.

If a person went up to me while I was smoking outside and stood right near me, they'd say "hey don't smoke here!" I'd just say "I have a great reply to you for that: I'll give it to you in smoke signals."

So you see, it's better to see how rediculous it is that some people are so picky, if you come at them with a rational response or a response that highlights how absurd their opinion is, life can be very enjoyable :)

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Not sure it's healthy, but once in a blue moon when I get sick of the world, I detach and hover in my own head somewhere just close enough to reality so that I don't get lost but far enough so I can spend a short time and feel better.

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yeah that's totally normal! I mean, it's basically relaxing and doing your own thing if you had enough of the stresses of the world. I play guild wars 2 and it's a fantasy game and it makes me feel better even if I only play an hour or so :) As long as you don't try to act it out in the real world I say it's fine :)

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