The cause of anxiety is not simply chemistry, terrible events, genetic predisposition, a bad youth etc., that is why absolutely nothing genuinely works against it, and anxiety is galloping. I have a completely different handle it. Excuse me the long text, I normally choose little, easy descriptions, however it is essential to comprehend and explore this essential pester on humankind and our quality of life thoroughly.
Anxiety and associated psychological conditions are so important that the World Health Organization, the world’s foremost authority on human health, has stated a state of emergency and a call to arms to all the Health ministries and all researchers to combat an epidemic that they predict will conquer heart problem as the primary killer, the primary cost to societies and economies and the number one detriment to human quality of life and health and wellbeing by2025 This epidemic is depression and associated mental disorder, and they honestly declare that they have no concept as to why it is broadening so fast or what to do about it. Why is it spreading at such an extraordinary rate, ending up being humanity’s greatest health danger?
Because the development of modern psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis and psychiatric therapy just 120 years ago, the practices have conquered the world and formed a multibillion dollar market in combination with the huge pharmaceutical market for psychological health drugs where lots of, such as Prozac and Valium have become home names. Millions of individuals live lives where their diminish and prescription medication kinds parts of their regular, and the proliferation of therapists is not restricted to the richest nations, Buenos Ayres in Argentina being the city with the most psychotherapists per capita by a huge margin. In addition to traditional treatment there is an ever more popular option healing industry with workshops and retreats replacing traditional holidays for an ever growing audience. Why is it worsening rather than much better considering that the world is putting increasingly more resources and effort into solving it? Why does not anything work, why has it become, as many researchers call it, “The silent epidemic”? A growing number of syndromes emerge, such as PTSD and ADD, and in numerous nations individuals get disability advantages for depression, typically for a lifetime. How come all these efforts really speed up the epidemic of depression, rather than decrease it?
Previous epidemics such as the afflict or smallpox preyed mainly on the poor and the impoverished, those with no access to clean water, healthcare, the ones with restricted resources. The anxiety epidemic spares no one, to the contrary, often the abundant, the gorgeous and the effective tend to suffer from it more than the impoverished, as exemplified by the suicides, the detox clinics and the psychological problems among the effective and admired elites of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. According to World Health Organization figures, the UK has the same suicide rate as Swaziland, double that of Ghana. Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland and Ecuador share the very same suicide rates at 50%greater. In the United States where the therapy, recovery and pharmaceutical markets are part of the culture, suicide rates are even higher and in rich nations like Sweden with the best social care people kill themselves much more! Why?
Why, when according to every United Nations fact, we as humankind have never had it so great? In spite of standards and poverty lines rising continually, hardship rates are dropping listed below 10%worldwide for the first time in human history, some type of obligatory and complimentary education for children exists in even the poorest countries along with some type of universal healthcare system, pension and social care systems. These ideas didn’t even exist just a century or 2 ago anywhere on earth, but we are constantly enraged at their insufficiencies! More individuals live today in democratic regimes than in authoritarian routines than whenever in human history, basic human rights are acknowledged and appreciated in more countries than ever in the past, less individuals are homeless than ever prior to and there are less people associated with wars in the last fifty years than any other time in history. Slavery is less than ever with even the most fanciful price quotes by anti-slavery movements claiming it to be less than 0,7%of the population, including all kinds of indenture or required labor in totalitarian routines. Just a century and a half ago the number was 13%in the United states, 2 centuries ago it was 25%and 2 and a half thousand years ago in informed ancient Athens, the innovator of democracy, servants made up over 85%of the population. Slavery was legal in most of the world a couple of hundred years back, and females not only had no rights to vote but it was discussed whether they even had souls! Life span has risen worldwide by over 70%in the last century alone and many health concerns that were lethal are now dealt with quickly by the advances of medical sciences in a routine fashion, including things as exotic as organ transplants! The web offers all the world’s knowledge to everyone, whereas before it was just the privileged couple of who had access to it.
Why then, is there a lot discontentment and suffering about the world and mankind, why do most people struggle with a constant fear and sense of foreboding, stress and anxiety, anger and depression? Why are we so judgmental of human civilization and ourselves regardless of our extraordinary progress from violent hunters, scavengers and cavemen having a hard time to make it through on a daily basis simply a couple of thousand years back? And if we are so concerned and doing so much and dedicating numerous resources to our mental health, why are we so miserably stopping working?
I propose that the factors depend on what every kind of recovery and treatment, whether traditional or alternative concentrate on: Injury. Finding injury, revealing injury, soothing injury, accepting injury, minimizing trauma. We have proof that they are all barking up the incorrect tree. How can one recover an illness if its causes are misinterpreted? Really, by putting the focus on injury, we are creating a prevalent victim mentality and culture, feeding the problem. Many individuals with no apparent injury are encouraged by psychologists to find something, typically feeling the need to develop or aggrandize injury in order to understand why they feel so bad when absolutely nothing appears wrong with their lives!
I am proposing a totally various cause for depression, based on two recognized clinical concepts in order to comprehend depression and combat this epidemic that is becoming the number one risk to humanity.
The very first one is Social psychologist Leon Festinger’s Cognitive Harshness Theory, lying mostly undeniable for the last 60 years and taught at almost every psychology and psychiatry course worldwide. In psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, concepts, or values at the very same time; carries out an action that is contradictory to their beliefs, ideas, or values; or is faced by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas or worths. In other words, internal contradiction, paradox, causes distress.
The second scientific concept, even more generally understood and accepted is the specifying impact of beliefs on our ideas, feelings, automated reactions and physical bodies. The placebo effect is recognized by all, and no drug can acquire approval by the authorities unless it passes extensive placebo trials. The majority of drugs that have actually gone through years of animal, scientific and human trials fail at the placebo trials, and the power of propaganda, indoctrination, induced fanaticism, brain washing and marketing has been acknowledged considering that the start of human civilization. Everybody understands what a good pep talk can accomplish, and in every sports movie there is a moment when a motivating speech or an insight turns losing teams into winners. Individuals walk on fire unhurt, and carry out fantastic tasks assisted by their beliefs, while others fall ill due to the fact that of them. In the last few decades scientists have actually been experimenting and concentrating on the determining impact of our belief systems over our thoughts, feelings and bodies, and many, like biologist Bruce Lipton who through many books and particularly “The Biology of Belief”, go so far as to propose that our beliefs not just determine our thoughts, feelings, chemistry and physiology however can even alter our DNA.
Every computer system or automated machine is governed by an operating system, a core set of instructions that determine how it will perceive, act and react. In all living beings, consisting of humans obviously, the os is comprised of instructions engraved either through impulse and genes, life experiences and learning from parents and other similar life types, or through mimicking habits that appear to be successful. Every life type’s operating system, the guidelines that determine what it will feel, think or how it will respond, are merely conscious or instinctual, unconscious beliefs about what a lot of serves each being’s survival and wellbeing. All other animals however, do not experience pity, guilt, remorse, social angst, lack of self-respect, anxiety. This is since the belief systems of all other beings are not paradoxical, they hold little or no contradiction.
However human belief systems are incredibly paradoxical; all biologists agree that recreation is important for life to exist, and so is a sense of self, for the purposes of self-preservation, in order for each life type to have as a top priority their needs to eat, drink, prevent danger etc., however at the very same time every human belief system, every religion, every culture vilifies sexuality, states it a sin, something base, disgusting, unethical, dirty and every belief system damns similarly the sense of self, the ego. Selflessness is the most significant virtue and self-sacrifice the most admirable act, while selfishness is the most horrible accusation. As for sexuality once again, our greatest sin and shame, it can be permitted just under a multitude of guidelines, if it is discreet and if nobody enjoys it inordinately, lest they be called unclean, promiscuous or sluts. Is it a paradox if functions and qualities intrinsic to life and intrinsic in every human and every other life type are thought about bad? What about paradoxes such as “make yourself proud, make your household proud, make your country proud” and at the very same time “pride is one of the seven lethal sins, and humbleness is the greatest virtue”? Make yourself happy but be modest!
What about “it is too excellent to be true” meaning nothing excellent can be true, or “it is too basic to be true”, suggesting fact is just something made complex that you can never ever comprehend? How paradoxical is that? The list is limitless.
I propose that anxiety and associated mental illnesses do not occur because of injury, as everyone believes, however because of cumulative cognitive harshness of massive percentages that increases strongly to the surface area the more our standard survival problems are dealt with. Anxiety, anxiety, lack of self-worth, victimhood, anger and misery keep worsening despite our advances due to the fact that the culprit is not injury, it is paradoxical belief systems that pervade human civilization as a whole.
Is it possible to not feel guilty and embarrassed if whatever we naturally feel and experience requirements to be disguised and hidden lest we face social condemnation and ostracism? And even if we successfully hide our fundamental and vital selfishness and sexuality from others, how can we hide it from ourselves? Is it possible to not feel blind anger and anxiety if absolutely nothing makes sense and whatever in our belief systems, our operating systems is paradoxical?
Years of research study into the paradoxes, where they originate from, and their purpose has resulted in Choice OS, an open source fully personalized os for human beings designed for happiness as the default condition instead of distress, suffering, worry, embarassment, guilt, anger and desperation through the elimination of internal contradictions and disputes. You can discover more about this effort at The path to Homo Delectus
The great theorist Aristotle, 2300 years ago declared that joy is the only possible function and goal of life since it is the only objective that is an end by itself. Whatever else we go for, cash, success, power, recognition, love, relationship, accomplishment we want in order to enjoy, however joy is its own end.
What about an os designed particularly to be paradox free for the function of joy?
Isn’t it time someone attempted something various than prescription medication and years of counselling and therapy?