There are many people who just don’t know what to do with their time. As a result of this they are bored, which often leads to depression and anxiety. As a cure for this they get addicted to something. In modern times each and everyone of us is addicted to certain thing, whether is a TV show, music, technology, cars, books. All of this contributes to our habits, they slowly enter our daily routine and before you know it you are addicted. There are good and bad addictions, for example getting addicted to smoke cigarettes or marijuana can be a bad addiction. People often do this just because they need something to fill their time, some get addicted to good, some to bad habits.
There is a theory that says “The less you have, the happier you are” and when you stop to think about it, it is very true. The less you have, the more appreciate everything you have and even when you obtain something new you cherish and love it. The point it, when you have less you value system is totally different. Having everything the easier way will cause your appreciation for things to slowly fade away. With this being said, the people who have more will more likely be even more depressed and anxious as they’ll always need something else to fill their time and as they like to think cure their depression.
Problem lies within the people’s value system. They value material assets more than they value personal growth. People needs are impossible to satisfy completely. Their way of thinking consists of “If i manage to buy this 100.000$ car, I’ll be the happiest person on the planet” in fact, as soon as they buy that car, it still feels the same only this time they want something else.
Only way to solve this is re-evaluation of value system. People need to learn to appreciate and love everything they have, and to value more everything that comes their way whether is that good or bad thing. Also, focusing more on personal growth and development would add up to the arsenal against depression, anxiety and boredom.
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