“I’m so sick of myself”… This phrase is the basic common mindset in teens nowadays. Self-hate and self-harm are on the rise in today’s society but despite how common it is to feel this way there is a stigma attached to any form of self-harm. Many people are uncomfortable or confused by the idea that there are people who are willing to hurt themselves in order to feel better. It is understandable; it does seem like a twisted logic. However, this doesn’t change the fact that it needs to be acknowledged and talked about as a growing problem. Yes, there are a ton of people who are comfortable and open about self-harm but the majority of people seem to shy away from the morbidity. It seems that if most people do talk about it they label it as “crazy”, “weak”, and “selfish”. Even if one thinks these acts of self-harm are crazy they still must be talked about in an understanding matter in order to help those suffering from them. Due to the labels and stigma attached to self-harm children and teens are becoming more and more reluctant to ask for help. The response to self-harm has caused children to see the potential help as a way to be judged and neglected. Many of those engaging in self-injurious behaviors have reported the hospitals they are tossed into as “the equivalent to jail”. The setting in the hospital for those engaging in self-harm is very structured and isolated from the real world. Most responses when it comes to self-harm involve anger, fear, confusion, and lashing out and have in turn created a sense of being judged harshly and negatively. These uneducated, misunderstood responses tend to scare self-harmers into silence. Although, this is a problem on the rise it is easily helped. The easiest way to help this cause is to start by taking threats seriously. If someone who is struggling with self-harm comes to you for help, listen to what they have to say and support them. Educate yourself on the struggle of
that involve many issues in their lives in terrible neighborhoods. The Greasers and the Socs are enemies but share things in common. Both the Socs and Greasers deal with parenting issues, money problems, and they both struggle with bad health decisions.
The Greasers and the Socs struggle with issues from their parents. “ They may feel as though they are unimportant in their own world and join a gang because they need identity”. This quote from from, “The Allure of Gangs”, shows that Johnny’s parents…
every human being is afraid of doing what makes them happy because society says that feeling a certain way makes you weak or doing something that isn't acceptable to others is wrong. Demi Lovato was both a singer and actress who masked her emotional struggles on a daily basis until she overcame her fear of being judged by others.
Even Though Demi Lovato is a famous and talented individual, she has an interesting background, overcame prevalent adversity, and has a variety of…
dream to no longer be self-conscious about myself. Every day millions of teenagers go to school feeling upset about the way they are and look. I wish I could change that because the feeling is terrible and self-consciousness puts you down when you try to do your best. Not being confident about the way you look happens a lot and can bring your self-esteem down. It causes you not to stand out and interact with others; it makes you feel embarrassed about the way you look. Being self-conscious doesn't allow…
Dignity: to have self-respect for oneself. BEing in the face of those who treat you as though you’re not human or non-existent. In Night, by Elie Wiesel, Elie and those around him are forced to put through endless amounts of persecution by the Nazi German soldiers.Ele faces multiple trials of death and Harm along the way until the camp's liberation by the U.S. soldiers. The prisoners struggle to maintain their sense of dignity in the face of inhumane cruelty during the discrimination of the…
Innate ideas – Rooted in Res Cogitans (of the spiritual realm, unlimited, eternal, finite). Things which we find clear and distinct, knowledge that can be relied upon. Innate ideas include those of the universe, God, the self. These ideas are given to us by God, or the Supremely Perfect Being. If the mind is perfect, only he could allow and enable us to have reason.
Res cogitans/res extensa – This is Cartesian Dualism. Cogitans: the seat of the mind, what can be relied upon. Of the spiritual…
when opinions are vile?
Mill starts from a position of complete individual freedom; one must justify any limits;
Where does society have authority over individual? other-regarding acts;
Where does society have no authority over the individual? self-regarding acts; inward domain of consciousness; conscience, thought, speech; tastes and pursuits; assembly; “true freedom” is to pursue our own good in our own way
Utilitarianism: actions are right insofar as they promote “happiness” and reduce “pain;”…
Certain inherited traits present at birth
Genetic alterations may result in an extreme variation
Unfavorable environmental conditions may affect development of disorder
Potentially Inherited Traits
Neuroticism (negative affect) versus emotional stability
Introversion versus extraversion
Conscientiousness versus undependability
Antagonism versus agreeableness
Closeness versus openness to experiences
November 29, 2012
Struggle of Females
Society’s expectations affect young women’s body image, because it persuades them to do something to their bodies and they don’t realize the harm they are doing in themselves. They get influenced real quickly by what others are doing and they don’t realize that they are not listening to what they want to do. There are many things that people do to change their body image; plastic surgery, weight and the use of make-up.…
The biography, Starving For Attention, is described as “A young woman's struggle & triumph over Anorexia Nervosa.” The reader learns Cherry Boone O’Neill’s eating disorder is just a small factor in her struggle. Cherry’s unhealthy eating habits were an effect of her depression, rebellion towards her parents, and her obsessive compulsive disorder throughout the duration of her young adult life. Anorexia Nervosa was the result of her desire to be perfect.
Rebellion in the adolescence age shows a…
6 February 2013
Personal Rights versus Self-Expression:
The New Normal
Picture a world in which we were not able to express ourselves. For many people in other countries, this world is a reality they live in every day. They must find other ways to express themselves, sometimes creating an identity not always visible to others. We as an American society, now so far ahead of our forefathers, have long forgotten their vision and their struggles. Rights are taken for granted and tampered with…