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Conditions of Society

Updated on April 1, 2016

Superficial Satisfactions & Self Degenerating Spirals

It doesn't matter who you are, it is how you are valued by others - Society

So what is life for the average person. What does each individual share in common? Well the most popular lifestyle today consists of being indoctrinated the herd mentality at a young age, eating highly processed foods, worshipping false idols and living in constant distraction from the things that are happening on the other side of the world. Along with keeping the mentality until death that everyone outside of your world is suspicious (Divide and conquer).
This has been in practice more and more recently as the industrialised consumerist lifestyle has dominated over most of the world in the past 150 years, all serving a self interested system that only creates true benefit to a few and not to the many. In the meantime destroying our health along with the Earth, and adding to the problems that humans will still have no idea how they occurred, or how to solve them.

What would be worse: to be born without sight, or to live without vision? Live with no life and comply without question?
Be limited to just one direction, with no fascination of the world around you and be sworn to a nation with segregation in the population?
I don't want to comply to that kind of system, but we make excuses because otherwise you are a taboo. What do we do?

Mind control through Media

As we all have accustomed to the routine of occasionally taking a breath above water and sometimes realising that the world isn't as perfect as it seems, we have also become accustomed to quickly being distracted afterwards through many sources.

Media: Mass communication, aka singular information fed to the many.

Media through TV has been a means of distraction by becoming a leisurely activity done at the end of a hard days work. Perfectly coinciding with someones routine of relaxing and shutting off at the end of the day, or atleast physically...
Mentally, we are bombarded with hundreds, if not thousands of adverts, flashing images and a constant mind rape completely taking away any power to regulate your own thoughts. This is also done through radio; catchy tunes to play on repeat in your head so that your mind cannot formulate its thoughts properly.
Watching programmes such as host shows and the news, opinions are always served on a plate to the public, as they bring in fresh news each day about certain events that have occured somewhere in the world. Whether it is fashion or economy politics, people are spoonfed all of their opinions from the original source they heard it from. Which could quite easily be propaganda to make sure people do not realise an alternative truth.

Breaking the Shackles of Societies Conditions - Poem

(Taking the Lead of your own Life)

"Take the time to think things through, - Take a step back
for all the things that once seemed to be true, - From things that once ruled you
will break the clock that wove your life, - for you'll have a breakthrough
ticking turning taking time replacing living, - and all power of life will return to you
maybe now you would slow down - so now let the moment become
and make a smile from a once permanent frown" - pure bliss, enlightening and all one.

The Sanity of 'Madness'. A more human description of the typical world.

Usually, superficial satisfactions are given a spotlight in the media. Giving people the idea that THAT is more important.

" Malala Yousafzai & Kylie Jenner turned 18 in the recently. One spent thousands on facial plastic surgery and received a Ferrari. The other was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, survived a gun shot to the face by the Taliban due to corruption in her country, and opened a school for Syrian refugees to combat the lack of education for youth around the world. What's upsetting is the media is only covering one of these stories as "breaking news." "

Want to find out whether you might have a case of Society?

You came to the right place!

There are 5 major symptoms that could show a sign of Society:

  1. Depression

  2. Anxiety

  3. Often questioning why you are alive

  4. Often questioning what is the point in living

  5. Never fully satisfied with your 'accomplishments'

Depression: Feelings of severe despondency and dejection. Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts and affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things. A depressive disorder is not the same as a passing blue mood and is more than a case of persistent sadness.

What are the reasons people get Depressed?

There could be lots of different reasons for different people, but there are really only a handful of underlying reasons why people get so sad.
Diet, Lack of freedom in their lifestyle, obligations, not an adequate social life etc.

What you put in your body, is what fuels you. If you put bad quality gas in a vehicle, it will not run very well, and probably not for long. Highly processed, refined, artificically enhanced, fake and unhealthy food is what is the most convenient to feed the population today. It is cheap, fast and easier to supply rather than food that will be of much more benefit to the body.

Anxiety: A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.

  • Feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness.
  • Heart palpitations.
  • Cold or sweaty hands and/or feet.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Problems sleeping.
  • An inability to be still and calm.
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet.
  • Dry mouth

So quite like depression, anxiety (which can also be diagnosed as anxiety disorder if it is very often that these symptoms are experienced) is that of the body, mind and how it is working and reacting to life circumstances.

What are the reasons people get Anxiety?

Again, each to their own for their own reasons. But there are still some underlying reasons why our bodies sometimes can't cope properly (or how is expected), and they are mostly to do with diet and lifestyle.
As mentioned in the previous description about depression, what you put in your body is what fuels you. But seeing as though what we are predominantly fed unhealthy food, it is no surprise that there is a rising rate of anxiety and depression. Our bodies are strong, hardy and can survive on the littlest amounts of nutrition; however the food that is mostly eaten (McDonalds, KFC, Burger King, Industrialised farmed foods etc) has minute amounts of nutrition that are not beneficial for the long term. They have just the right amount of fats (Unhealthy saturated fats) sugar and salt to give people a boost for most of the day. And the reason why people go back there again is because it is only a temperal boost, so it needs to be consistent in their diet for them to work each day.

This is but a fraction of many examples why people are the way they are today. Mostly consisting of unhappy, incomplete lives, the side effects are obvious that they relate to how we live our daily lives. It has been argued that depression and anxiety and all other diagnosis' are in our genes, when perhaps it is, however using our own observing skills, we can clearly point out that if you compare people living alternative lifestyles that have more freedom, depression is absent.

We are all made to question "What is your purpose in life?" yet we never question why we need to question that in the beginning.

Surely if you were already living a fullfilled life, living in the moment and experiencing the world first hand from the beginning, wouldn't a purpose find you? Why do we have to find a purpose if living life is not a purpose in itself? Maybe because we are all so uncertain in the beginning when we witness this strange society, we have to make it into a familiar routine that everyone has to face this uncertainty; but instead label it as 'opportunity of deciding your career'.
As the question "What do you want to be when you grow up" is actually "What purpose in life will you force yourself to accept" is, unmasked.

And even if you have chosen what your life will become, whether it is becoming a dentist or a dancer, most people still feel incomplete when they have achieved what is labeled as a succesful career. Even if they have fullfilled their original purpose they have set for themselves.

A poem describing the revolution in the mind.

Once upon a time
behind a fractured mirror
vacant eyes looked back
as if they'd once seen clearer
before my heart turned black

all my thoughts became empty hallways
with whispers echoing from those days
when pain was on the other side of the world

and like a river to an ocean
the trauma trickled back
and I realised all at once
that my pain
was the breaking of the shell
that enclosed my understanding
so I let go

"Dont be lead by false idols and remember the most powerful and important thing in your existence is YOU. Its all that matters in the grande scheme of things and no amount of soul searching, meditiation or drugs is going stop you from growing older. Life is too short to be pondering the right and wrongs of this world indefinitely, life is experience and it is not segregated between good or bad."

The answer to "What is Life?"

Life is, in the end, completely what you make of it. When you come about more knowledge that favours to your own individual health and your own true aspirations, it is up to you whether you advance on it. If you are constantly being fed the same old "That's life" malarkey, then you realise where the problem lies.
Change will not happen unless it is driven by your internal motivation, not external influences.

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      Annabella 2 years ago

      Thankyou, Ronnilde ;)

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      Verum Occultum 2 years ago

      Very, very well written.

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      Annabella 2 years ago

      It brings me joy to see similar awareness' with such harsh truths. I am glad that you resonate with this Hub. I hope that lots of other people do too.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I am so glad Jodah shared this hub. I share your philosophy on life wholeheartedly. For me, the only way to find happiness is to share and love all humanity. What we put in the body can make us healthy or sick. Conditions in society are appalling. So many have wealth, while the poor suffer. The only way I can find happiness is to share and love all people. Thank you for writing this.

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      Annabella 2 years ago

      Writing for me is a way to express your awareness in an artistic and interesting way. This Article is very close to my thoughts as it has taken all my life to formulate the understanding into words. HubPages helps do that.

      Thank you all for noticing my page.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      what a very detailed.. carefully written hub you published here..

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      ahorseback 2 years ago

      I actually wrote a poem over Malala a while ago, You have a winner here ! Everyone should read this hub . It's very real!

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      This is a wonderful hub Bella. I am impressed by the amount of work you put into your hubs. You deserve to be read by more people and have more followers, so I am sharing. Malala over Kylie any day.