Commentary by: Gordon King
With everything that has been happening in the world over the past two years and getting worse each day, are people afraid? Do people fear what may happen next?
I have been curious and pondering these questions for a while now. I am not sure if people are really even aware of what is going on in the world today. If they are, how do they feel? Are they afraid, anxious, nervous, fearful?
I mean look at all that has happened. Earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, typhoons, tsunamis, nuclear disasters, plagues, increase in diseases, famines, droughts, severe storms, mass unexplainable animal deaths, blood-red rivers and lakes, strange sounds, strange lights in the sky, meteors hitting the earth, massive solar flares, news of giant meteors close to the earth, wars and rumors of wars, Islamic terror around the globe, innumerable bus crashes, train crashes, plane crashes, increased evil, violence, murders, rapes, sodomy.
By Gordon King
The world can be a lonely place. With all of the hustle and bustle of modern-day society, most people are busy with their day-to-day lives. Too busy to lend a helping hand, to listen, to smile and ask “how are you?”.
Loneliness, depression, anxiety, panic attacks all are very real. Not only are they real, they can also be deadly. When a person is severely depressed he (she) feels hopeless. Nothing seems to matter anymore. He becomes tired and withdrawn. The ability to think and reason, perform daily tasks, and function can be seriously compromised. There seems to be no solution or help. Life just does not seem worth living anymore. Suicide is common among the severely depressed. It seems like a viable solution to the problem at the time.
Depression can also lead to illness. The person looses his appetite, doesn’t sleep and the immune system all but shuts down. The body becomes more susceptible to disease and organ failure. Depression may have the opposite effect on some people. They may compensate by becoming addicted to food, alcohol and/or drugs. All of which have their own negative effects on the body and mind.
Doctors prescribe medications to enable the person to cope. Many physicians will also refer the patient to counseling services. These can be needed and are often helpful. However, is this enough? Will this cure the problem? Will I still feel empty inside?
There is an answer.