Oh, the world’s in terrible shape. Horrible. Horrific.
David Kupelian from WND reports that because of terrorism, chaos, fear of the future, and (of course) Obama, American is undergoing a “fundamental transformation.” According to him “everyone” knows this. The “sheer stress” of living in this horrible nation is driving TENS of millions to self destruction.
Suicide is up. One-third of us suffer debilitating stress. We have ADHD, depression, psychiatric drugs and it’s no better in Europe!
What on earth is going on? Why isn’t medical science – and for that matter all of our incredible scientific and technological innovations in every area of life – reducing our stress and lightening our load? Why doesn’t the almost-magical availability of the world’s accumulated knowledge, thanks to the Internet, make us more enlightened and happy? Why is it that, instead, more and more of us are so stressed out as to be on a collision course with illness, misery, tragedy and death?
Damn. Those are some harsh stats he’s throwing around. I wonder why I haven’t met these tens of millions of people doing so badly. I know things aren’t always super-peachy, but sheesh. I wonder what he figures can reverse this terrible trend?
There are, of course, proven commonsense steps each individual can take to minimize the effects of stress. Chuck Norris’ personal list of “12 ways to avoid depression” is as good as any available online, and encompasses everything from diet and exercise to meditation and gratitude to God.
But boiling the matter down to core essentials, there are really three time-tested elements required for staying healthy physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. They are:
Ah, Chuck Norris. That dude can fix anything… apparently. He’s an action star, infomercial king and now he’s a depression expert. Kudos! I can’t wait to find out what the author’s three-pronged approach to health is.
1) A genuinely healthful diet: Newsflash – eating the wrong foods (or eating too much) causes huge problems.
I have no problems with that statement. I would probably remove the word “huge” though. It’s not only a bit rude, but it’s a little hyperbolic.
2) Regular exercise: A good exercise regimen not only helps keep our heart (and the rest of us) healthy, it confers untold benefits, tangible and intangible – plus it is, all by itself, a major de-stressor!
Again… no problems here.
3) Personal quiet time for prayer and reflection, allowing us the opportunity to seek the Creator’s will while letting go of accumulated anger, frustration and resentment toward others. (In other words, renewing our love for God and our neighbor.) Anger in all its forms has long been shown to be at the very root of many serious problems and illnesses, both physical and mental.
I’d appreciate a few citations here. I’m all for personal quiet time but what you decide to do with those moments should be up to you.
If the article had ended here, I could have been been just fine with it. But it continues on and on citing Rush Limbaugh, presenting odd videos, and there’s a pic of Sean Hannity that I’m not sure advances his message.
He ends with this:
Know this: If you are upset at Obama and the maniacal left – if you’re angry, full of rage, feeling hopeless, frustrated, wanting to drop out, or wanting to lash out and act violently – believe me, that’s precisely what your adversary wants. Not only that, that’s how he wins, because when you’re upset and angry and overreacting – pardon me for putting it this way – you become stupid. That’s what’s wrong with the Republican Party. Its principles are magnificent (read the 2012 platform), but most of its leaders are intimidated by the ruthless Obama administration and the blatantly biased and abusive “mainstream media.” Thus, in their reactive, intimidated state of mind, they become ineffective, cowardly and contemptible (with a few notable exceptions, for which we are very grateful).
“Manical” left? Yup. He descended into name calling while proposing level headedness.
Oh my. How this guy maintains his platform is beyond me.