I will take a break from pop culture for a little while. I need to spend some time with people who aren’t as interested in it!
- Being depressed can make you feel even worse, but it can also make you want the world to end.
- Pop culture doesn’t usually portray depression well.
- Pop culture may indirectly be causing depression.
- If you only get depressed when pop culture makes you sad, take a break from it for a little while.
- All pop culture isn’t bad for you.
- Spending time with people who understand your feelings is essential.
- Taking care of yourself and finding people who support you are the best ways to cope with pop culture
Being depressed can make you feel even worse, but it can also make you want the world to end.
When you’re depressed, you may feel like the world is ending. You may want to die or hurt others to stop feeling so bad. Depression can make you want to take your own life and do things considered self-harm if committed by someone else.
Depression affects millions of people worldwide—and it’s not just a mental illness; many people who experience depression also have other medical conditions such as diabetes or heart problems, as well as substance abuse issues (alcoholism).
Pop culture doesn’t usually portray depression well.
You might be wondering how pop culture can make depression look so bad. After all, it’s not like they’re depicting it as something to be ashamed of or embarrassed about—it’s just that depression is a real thing and should be treated like one.
Depression comes in many forms: some people have mild symptoms and can function well despite them; others experience severe symptoms and find themselves unable to work. While there is no exact way for people who struggle with mental illness (or any other medical condition) to know when they’re having an episode or what kind of treatment will help them best manage their symptoms, there are general guidelines that can help guide you through your journey toward wellness:
Pop culture may indirectly be causing depression.
If you only get depressed when pop culture makes you sad, take a break from it for a little while.
If you only get depressed when pop culture makes you sad, take a break from it for a little while. The world can still be beautiful without being populated by Kanye West and Taylor Swift. You don’t need to see every single thing that comes out to be happy and satisfied with your life—you need to choose what’s important to you and then focus on those things instead of whatever else happens around them.
All pop culture isn’t bad for you.
Pop culture can be good, bad, and even neutral. Pop culture is not always evil, but often it’s downright harmful.
The biggest problem with pop culture today is that it has become so pervasive that people don’t even realize how much of their lives are affected by what they see on TV or in movies. They think everything in pop culture must be good for them because everyone else does! But this isn’t true at all—even if you’re watching Friends reruns every day (which I do), you still need to take into account the fact that your brain will be influenced by those characters’ actions and words over time until they become ingrained into your brain as truth instead of fiction.
Spending time with people who understand your feelings is essential.
It would help if you talked to people who understand your feelings.
Taking care of yourself and finding people who support you are the best ways to cope with pop culture
The best way to cope with pop culture is by taking care of yourself. If the show or movie makes you sad, turn off your TV or computer and do something else. If you’re still feeling down after a few days of not watching anything, try listening to an upbeat song on Spotify or iTunes Radio (which has new pieces added every hour).
If you have someone in your life who supports you and wants to listen to pop culture but doesn’t want to participate in it themselves, they might be an ideal person for this kind of break from routine!
The “Comic Book Men” Blurgh! Video.
I said: “One of the largest pop culture misconceptions is that comic books and cartoon violence are making kids violent.”
Dave replied: “It’s not a misconception at all. Violent comics make kids violent.”
I said: “Not always. I remember reading comics in my youth and was never violent.”
Dave: “That’s because you didn’t have a record of reading comics when you were young.”
Takeaway 1: In this case, Dave is right because his opinion seems to be based on actual research (which is fair).
Takeaway 2: Sometimes, being wrong or right doesn’t matter so much as demonstrating why people would need to care about your opinion in the first place. The two takeaways make clear just how important it is to be accurate and how trying to appear reasonable can sometimes backfire.