The Consenquences of Repression

The Consenquences of Repression



If we are to think about it, life among the External World is unhealthy, since gone are the days where the people whom you regularly interact with you, care deeply for your emotions and your personal problems. It has become to the state where being too personal with others is either a taboo or at least emberrasing for others.

Such dehumanization of human beings amongst civilization has created generations upon generations of people who suffer from mental problems due to the external encouragement to hide their emotions under a facade of officiality, and while such pretending is beneficial to the world, so they can focus on the more "important" things, such as preparing to pay the next bills of civilized living, it indeed does make us humans more detached from ourselves; from the ability to be completely honest; from feeling safe enough to "commit" eccentricity. All in all, we can learn from this that even if society is by large beneficial for our survival, it still does not necessarily good for our health, which according to this logic, makes society toxic to a degree.

This is what happens when we are encouraged to represses our authencity: the emotions are delievered not outwards but inwards, being kept away from the relief of expression. Due to this it then lies permenently within the subconscious, where literarily every memory you've ever had remains there, either following or haunting you for the rest of your life.

This is technically how much the External World can toxicate both our individuality and our honesty, leading said world to be a well-oiled machine of facades who are too afraid to be honest with themselves.

The solution to this problen is this: counter-attack the pretentiousness enforced by the social norm, encourage people to be more honest with themselves and with others, and accept the possible fact that our wellbeing is often more important than what others think of us. And indeed, it seems that our reputation is often more important to us than the strength of our wellbeing, which on the long run, is absurd, especially given the fact that a deteriorated wellbeing can be inherited to the next generation we produce.

I have supported repression before. I claimed that we can use our repression to transcend our humanity and achieve a more solitary nature that does not depend as much on the tyrrany of social escapism. However, realizing that repression is actually counter efficent, and is actually a tool used by society to maintain control and order, I've come to the conclusion that we shouldn't repress something so powerful such as an emotion that could in turn haunt us and our children potentially.

Regardless of the solutions I gave, the sad reality is that society does not care as long as it functions and provides its individuals money in return for their service to maintain it. The problem with such mechanism is that it is too narrow-minded. There really isn't purpose beyond material gain and household preservation. There are literarily countless proffessions whose main purpose is to just be able to pay the bills or beyond, without necesssarily any hope beyond it. Because of that, the many unnecessities of the world hinder us in our quest for serenity, while we are working usually under pressure and under inhuman apathy, generating, usually, more and more of them, as the world's resources are dwindling in the name of consumerism.

This is my advice: If you are willing to sacrifice some of your reputation in the name of relieving your stress, you should indeed consider it since the perspective of others should not supervise every single area of our public and personal lives. We should also better distinguish between the law of the country and the social code, since both are highly different in their severity, should they be crossed.

My hope for a more humane, tolerant society might end in dissapointment, but as a philosopher I'm just doing my job: seeking what I believe to be the truth, even if disturbing, and analyze it based on either observing, logic or both. Hence why I believe the taboo of the personal aspect of our lives should be less restricted, so we can have the chance to prevent more and more potential people to suffer from psychological problems that might haunt them and their children for the rest of their lives.

Everyone can be a mental victim to repression, even those who were completely fine in their wellbeing thus far in their lives. It is a silent killer that can arrive to anyone at any moment, after all, so no one is completely safe, ftom its consenquences.

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