M Arianne Williamson may be a long-term candidate for the White House, but although she is in the limelight, she has some valuable things to say.
A self-help writer, Williamson, is a bit crazy and gives a serious "Let me read your tea leaves" mood. Her recent comments on holistic health, however, were accurate.
On Friday, Williamson reported to BuzzFeed News AM to DM that doctors over-write antidepressants and use them not only for mental illness, but also for cases of "normal human despair " output. [1
Those taking medication for depression may initially be annoyed with their comments, but they have not ruled out real mental illness." Williamson added that "there are clearly medical conditions that are very helpful in psychotherapeutics in people's lives were and are, and I think this is also true for clinical depression. "
Two things can be the same at the same time: Some people In mental illness, you should not look for much needed medication, because it is surrounded by a stigma or belief At the same time, many people take medications for diseases that they should treat holistically rather than medications.
Sadness, like pain, can signal that something is wrong. "Aldous Huxley's Dystopian Masterpiece Brave New World shows what happens when Mens Treat yourself to avoid suffering. At the end of the novel, one of the main characters is fed up, refrains from the Soma drugs that everybody takes as sweets, and demands the right to be unhappy.
When I spoke with Nathan Schlueter, a philosophy professor at Hillsdale College, about the book, he told me that "misfortune" is not what the character is looking for, but real, complete happiness.
"I think what he really says is," I choose discomfort, insecurity, etc., as a condition for a nobler or more human happiness, "Schlüter said, meaning I see my dignity as truly realized in a way in which what he really says is, I will choose a deeper kind of happiness than the one offered here. "
Sometimes suffering is necessary to grow or to grow To enjoy moments of joy. Again, this does not mean that certain people do not need antidepressants to correct chemical imbalances and make their lives normal again. But the opioid The crisis did not develop with the proper use of prescription drugs, but grew as millions of Americans sought to replace therapy, religion, or self-reflection with medications.
Williamson is right, not every experience of mishap deserves medication. Suffering is part of human experience and the paradoxical truth is that sometimes we become happier as we learn to accept it.