The contemporary mechanisms in any field of work demands us to be constantly at our ‘A’ game regardless of the career we pursue. We are dragged into a mechanical existence which denies us the time to appreciate the beauty in mundane things. We hardly take out any time to acknowledge our surroundings or contemplate our past choices until we are faced with the realization of an approaching death.
We often overlook the most important thing in life: love.
According to Psychology Today, love is as critical for your mind and body as oxygen. It’s not negotiable. The more connected you are, the healthier you will be both physically and emotionally. The less connected you are, the more you are at risk.
It’s true that depression lurks to those who have less love. Love is one of the best antidepressant because one of the most common sources of depression is feeling unloved.
In most cases depressed people don’t love themselves and they do not feel loved by others. Oftentimes they are very self-focused, making them less magnetic to others and deprives them of opportunities to learn the skills of love.
It circles around like a myth in our culture that love just happens in a blink of an eye. As a result, depressed people just wait around to be loved… but love doesn’t work that way. To be loved and nurtured we need to be active and learn specific set of skills.
Most of us think that love is the thing we see on Instagram. The cool pictures, the kisses, the tropical spots and sunny weather. That picture is so wrong and unrealistic.
So called the pop-culture love consists of unrealistic images created for entertainment, which is one reason why so many of us end up depressed. It’s like seeing those junk food pictures.. it makes you happy when you see it, but you know that it contains really unhealthy nutrition value for you.
As soon as we fall in love we become disappointed because that’s not what we see on Instagram. Some of us become jealous and controlling, thinking that the pop-culture love will be real in time. But time passes and nothing even looks like that.
Don’t get caught in the pop-culture love. You have to work for it.
It is not only possible, but necessary to change one’s approach to love to ward off depression and feel happy.
In one simple video bellow, an artist IN-Q is trying to grasp that for us!
This video will remind us of the most important thing we need to strive in life.