Mental health

Mental health

How avoidance behavior leads to problems

Avoidance behavior will inevitably lead to problems down the road. While it might feel good in the immediate present, it will only make things worse in the future.

This can become a vicious circle that’s especially hard to get rid of and will negatively impact your overall quality of life. That’s why we need to learn to tackle our issues head on instead of letting them grow out of control.

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Mental health

How to stop being a people pleaser

There are people out there who’s primary goal is to make your life as good and comfortable as possible, regardless of their own thoughts, needs, and feelings.

Yet, this fawning behavior can have severe negative consequences when taken too far.

That’s why we need to learn how to stop being a people pleaser. This is how to do it.

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Mental health

Overcoming instant gratification: Why learning delayed gratification is necessary to become successful

We have this notion that we should be instantly rewarded whenever we do something good.

When we don’t get this immediate gratification of our impulsive desires, we get the feeling that we didn’t get the payoff we deserve. This short term gratification that we so desire can be in the form of a compliment, a present, or anything else that brings us pleasure.

However, learning delayed gratification is necessary to become successful. This is why.

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Mental health

Why morals, ethics and human values are important for society

Ethics are hard to define since they’re abstract and manipulable by society. They’re not something concrete that we can physically detect with our own eyes.

Yet, ethics and human values in addition to our morals are important for society to remain well oiled. For example, telling the truth is the moral obligation of each individual to keep society from turning malevolent.

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Mental health

Equality of opportunity vs equality of outcome

Equality is a topic that often gets brought up in these modern times. Especially the terms “equality of opportunity vs equality of outcome.”

I believe that an equal amount of chances is something we should strive for. Yet, I believe that striving for equal results is not desirable, not to mention impossible to achieve.

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Mental health

Why you should go from blissful ignorance to becoming self-aware in life

We all come into this world with our eyes closed, but we must learn to open our eyes if we want to deal with the harsh reality of life.

While blissful ignorance has its perks, I still believe that becoming painfully self-aware is beneficial, although the road toward enlightenment can be brutal and agonizing.

Let me explain why I think that all people should try to become aware, and why willful blindness will lead to problems down the road.

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Mental health

How to build up self-confidence

A healthy amount of self-esteem is vital to live a happy, fulfilling life. It allows us to reach our goals in the future by being daring enough to undertake challenges in addition to trying out new things.

And while some people are naturally more self-assured than others, there are several things we can do to improve our sureness. The loudest person in the room is for sure not always the most confident one.

This is how to build up self-confidence.

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Mental health

individual vs collective culture: How the individual can survive in a group

Today we’ll be talking about individual vs collective culture. We’re going to explore and give tips on how the individual can survive in a group.

People are social animals. As a result, each individual is bound to wind up in multiple groups, with each group consisting of multiple different people.

This way, each individual can talk with one another and work together, effectively sharing the load. Let’s take a look at why we should cherish and nurture our individuality and how this is beneficial to a group.

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Mental health

How to find out someone’s intentions

Let’s face it, not everyone’s goals are noble and pure. That’s why we need to learn how to find out someone’s intentions, to filter those with dubious purposes from the good ones.

We need to know if someone has good intents or bad ones for our own safety. Because harmful people can be a danger to us. Be it physically or mentally.

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