In the “news” today I found this article, and I can’t help but comment. More Americans suffering from stress, anxiety and depression, study finds…
The author dances around a number of things that could contribute to the problems, but no mention is made of the most logical and obvious.
The core problem is Cognitive dissonance: Mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time.
Included are the things so many have been taught to believe that are simply not part of reality. Some of these things are the false “rights” to control other people and their property – for example, a “right” to a certain job, wage, living conditions, etc. All of the things some people believe they can somehow force everyone else to think and do. The current wars, political power fights, and the PC insanity about race and sex lead that parade.
When you believe something, yet see clear proof that it is not true or right, you have some choices… You can accept the reality and seek to learn the truth, releasing the false belief. Or you eventually break down into this “mental illness” which so often leads to self destruction or violence against others.
The desire to control others, the lust for power and the willingness to destroy both themselves and others in order to gain that power… This is the root of the evil, and the worst addiction in the world. And, in the end, no amount of “insurance” or mental health “help” will make any difference until that addiction is both recognized and relinquished.
Think about it.