We propose that depression and associated mental disorders do not take place due to the fact that of trauma, as everyone thinks, but since of cumulative cognitive harshness of massive proportions that rises strongly to the surface the more our standard survival problems are resolved. Depression, anxiety, lack of self-worth, victimhood, anger and despair keep worsening regardless of our advances due to the fact that the culprit is not trauma, it is paradoxical belief systems that pervade human civilization as a whole.
The World Health Company, the world’s foremost authority on human health, has actually stated a state of emergency and a call to arms to all the Health ministries and all researchers to combat an epidemic that they project will overcome heart disease as the top killer, the top cost to societies and economies and the top detriment to human lifestyle and wellness by2025 This epidemic is anxiety and associated mental illness, and they freely declare that they have no concept regarding why it is expanding so quick or what to do about it. Why is it spreading at such a phenomenal rate, becoming mankind’s biggest health danger?
Considering that the emergence of modern-day psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis and psychiatric therapy just 120 years ago, the practices have actually dominated the world and formed a multibillion dollar industry in combination with the huge pharmaceutical industry for mental health drugs where numerous, such as Prozac and Valium have actually become home names. Countless individuals live lives where their shrink and prescription medication forms parts of their routine, and the proliferation of therapists is not restricted to the wealthiest nations, Buenos Ayres in Argentina being the city with the most psychotherapists per capita by a big margin. In addition to conventional therapy there is an ever more popular alternative healing industry with workshops and retreats replacing standard holidays for an ever growing audience. Why is it worsening instead of much better considering that the world is putting a growing number of resources and effort into solving it? Why does not anything work, why has it end up being, as lots of scientists call it, “The silent epidemic”? More and more syndromes emerge, such as PTSD and ADD, and in lots of countries people get special needs advantages for anxiety, often for a lifetime. How come all these efforts really accelerate the epidemic of anxiety, instead of reduce it?
Previous epidemics such as the afflict or smallpox preyed primarily on the bad and the underprivileged, those with no access to tidy water, healthcare, the ones with limited resources. However the depression epidemic spares nobody, to the contrary, often the abundant, the lovely and the effective tend to struggle with it more than the underprivileged, as exhibited by the suicides, the detox clinics and the psychological problems among the effective and appreciated elites of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. According to World Health Company figures, the UK has the exact same suicide rate as Swaziland, double that of Ghana. Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland and Ecuador share the very same suicide rates at 50%higher. In the United States where the treatment, recovery and pharmaceutical industries belong to the culture, suicide rates are even greater and in rich countries like Sweden with the very best social care people kill themselves much more! Why?
Why, when according to every single United Nations figure, we as humanity have never ever had it so excellent? In spite of requirements and hardship lines rising continuously, hardship rates are dropping below 10%around the world for the first time in human history, some type of required and free education for kids exists in even the poorest countries along with some sort of universal health care system, pension and social care systems. These ideas didn’t even exist simply a century or 2 earlier anywhere on earth, however we are continuously infuriated at their inadequacies! More people live today in democratic routines than in authoritarian programs than any time in human history, fundamental human rights are acknowledged and appreciated in more countries than ever before, less individuals are homeless than ever prior to and there are less people involved in wars in the last fifty years than any other time in history. Slavery is less than ever with even the most fanciful quotes by anti-slavery movements claiming it to be less than 0,7%of the population, including all kinds of indenture or required labor in totalitarian regimes. Simply a century and a half ago the number was 13%in the United states, 2 centuries ago it was 25%and two and a half thousand years back in enlightened ancient Athens, the inventor of democracy, slaves made up over 85%of the population. Slavery was legal in the majority of the world a number of a century back, and females not only had no rights to vote however it was discussed whether they even had souls! Life expectancy has increased worldwide by over 70%in the last century alone and lots of health issues that were lethal are now dealt with easily by the advances of medical sciences in a routine style, including things as exotic as organ transplants! The internet offers all the world’s understanding to everybody, whereas prior to it was only the privileged few who had access to it.
Why then, is there a lot discontentment and anguish about the world and humankind, why do most people struggle with a consistent fear and sense of foreboding, stress and anxiety, anger and depression? Why are we so judgmental of human civilization and ourselves in spite of our amazing development from violent hunters, scavengers and cavemen having a hard time to survive every day simply a couple of thousand years ago? And if we are so worried and doing so much and devoting a lot of resources to our psychological health, why are we so miserably failing?
I propose that the reasons lie in what every sort of recovery and therapy, whether standard or alternative focus on: Trauma. Discovering injury, revealing injury, soothing injury, accepting trauma, easing trauma. We have evidence that they are all barking up the wrong tree. How can one heal an illness if its causes are misunderstood? In fact, by putting the focus on trauma, we are producing a pervasive victim mindset and culture, feeding the problem. Many people with no obvious trauma are encouraged by psychologists to discover something, frequently feeling the requirement to create or aggrandize trauma in order to comprehend why they feel so bad when absolutely nothing appears wrong with their lives!
We in Tierramitica have actually been investigating this problem for many years and are proposing an alternative instructions of research study, based on 2 recognized scientific concepts to fight this epidemic that is becoming the primary danger to humankind.
The very first one is Social psychologist Leon Festinger’s Cognitive Harshness Theory, lying largely undeniable for the last 60 years and taught at almost every psychology and psychiatry course in the world. In psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental tension or discomfort experienced by a person who holds 2 or more inconsistent beliefs, concepts, or values at the same time; carries out an action that is contradictory to their beliefs, concepts, or worths; or is challenged by new details that conflicts with existing beliefs, concepts or worths. In short, internal contradiction, paradox, causes distress.
The second scientific concept, a lot more universally known and accepted is the defining impact of beliefs on our ideas, feelings, automated reactions and physical bodies. The placebo impact is acknowledged by all, and no drug can acquire approval by the authorities unless it passes extensive placebo trials. Many drugs that have gone through years of animal, clinical and human trials stop working at the placebo trials, and the power of propaganda, brainwashing, caused fanaticism, brain washing and advertising has actually been acknowledged since the beginning of human civilization. Everybody knows what a great pep talk can attain, and in every sports motion picture there is a minute when a motivating speech or an insight turns losing groups into winners. Individuals stroll on fire unhurt, and perform amazing tasks helped by their beliefs, while others fall ill because of them. In the last few decades scientists have actually been exploring and focusing on the determining effect of our belief systems over our thoughts, feelings and bodies, and lots of, like biologist Bruce Lipton who through lots of books and particularly “The Biology of Belief”, go so far as to propose that our beliefs not just identify our thoughts, feelings, chemistry and physiology but can even modify our DNA.
Every computer system or automated device is governed by an operating system, a core set of instructions that identify how it will view, act and respond. In all living beings, including human beings naturally, the os is comprised of guidelines engraved either through instinct and genes, life experiences and learning from moms and dads and other comparable life forms, or through simulating behaviors that seem effective. Every life kind’s operating system, the directions that identify what it will feel, believe or how it will respond, are simply conscious or instinctual, unconscious beliefs about what a lot of serves each being’s survival and health and wellbeing. All other animals however, do not experience embarassment, regret, remorse, social angst, lack of self-worth, depression. This is due to the fact that the belief systems of all other beings are not paradoxical, they hold little or no contradiction.
However human belief systems are exceptionally paradoxical; all biologists concur that recreation is important for life to exist, and so is a sense of self, for the purposes of self-preservation, in order for each life form to have as a concern their requirements to eat, consume, prevent risk and so on, however at the very same time each and every single human belief system, every faith, every culture damns sexuality, declares it a sin, something base, disgusting, unethical, unclean and every belief system damns equally the sense of self, the ego. Altruism is the greatest virtue and self-sacrifice the most admirable act, while selfishness is the most horrible accusation. When it comes to sexuality again, our greatest sin and pity, it can be permitted only under a wide range of rules, if it is discreet and if nobody enjoys it extraordinarily, lest they be called unclean, promiscuous or sluts. Is it a paradox if functions and characteristics intrinsic to life and fundamental in every person and every other life form are considered bad? What about paradoxes such as “make yourself happy, make your family proud, make your nation proud” and at the exact same time “pride is among the seven lethal sins, and humbleness is the greatest virtue”? Make yourself proud however be simple!
What about “it is too excellent to be real” significance absolutely nothing excellent can be real, or “it is too simple to be real”, indicating truth is just something complicated that you can never ever understand? How paradoxical is that? The list is unlimited.
We propose that depression and associated mental illnesses do not occur due to the fact that of trauma, as everybody believes, however due to the fact that of collective cognitive dissonance of massive proportions that increases strongly to the surface the more our fundamental survival problems are fixed. Anxiety, anxiety, absence of self-regard, victimhood, anger and misery keep getting worse regardless of our advances since the perpetrator is not trauma, it is paradoxical belief systems that pervade human civilization as a whole.
Is it possible to not feel guilty and ashamed if whatever we naturally feel and experience requirements to be camouflaged and concealed lest we deal with social condemnation and ostracism? And even if we effectively conceal our intrinsic and vital selfishness and sexuality from others, how can we conceal it from ourselves? Is it possible to not feel blind anger and stress and anxiety if nothing makes sense and whatever in our belief systems, our os is paradoxical?
Years of research into the paradoxes, where they originate from, and their purpose has caused Option OS, an open source completely personalized os for people created for joy as the default condition instead of distress, suffering, worry, pity, guilt, anger and desperation through the elimination of internal contradictions and disputes. The fantastic philosopher Aristotle, 2300 years ago announced that joy is the only possible purpose and aim of life because it is the only goal that is an end by itself. Whatever else we aim for, cash, success, power, acknowledgment, love, relationship, achievement we want in order to more than happy, however joy is its own end.
What about an os designed specifically to be paradox totally free for the function of joy?
By simply reducing paradoxes in people’s belief systems we have actually successfully treated people for chronic and acute depression, split and split personality conditions, schizophrenia, tingling of sensations, lack of motivation, PTSD, dependencies, self-destructiveness and stress and anxiety. Help us research further and develop interest in this instructions of research, help our attempts to fix the depression epidemic from a different angle, since absolutely nothing trauma oriented seemingly does little more than to comfort and to numb the signs, rather than fix the concerns. Isn’t it time somebody tried something different than prescription medication and years of counselling and therapy? Our research indicates that we can supply amazing improvements in simply ten days. Lets progress and bring awareness and research study into this alternative angle into the biggest problem of humanity.