By Laura Tappata
During this thought-provoking booklet tha writer publications the reader from an outline of the existential challenge of mental Addictions to a potential resolution resulting in a in all likelihood confident consequence for the person. The valuable subject matter of the booklet is anchored within the dismal nature of postmodern id with a spotlight on looking for which means in what we're and who we're. residing during this postmodern global clearly ends up in a superficial life and likely blind quest of buying nonessential and meaningless issues designed to strengthen our ill-defined, susceptible and weak self. even though this ends up in a fake feel of happiness, it doesn't generate actual contentment not to mention feel of healthiness. This booklet makes an attempt to guide the reader at the course from the postmodernism dependence on mental Addictions to freedom, the expression of one's identification and precise feel of health and wellbeing.
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Psycho-social adaptation is evaluated on the basis of the absence of problems both of externalization (aggressiveness, substance abuse but also lying and disobedience) and internalization (depression and irritability). Feeling rejected leads the adolescent to develop a self-model as a person who is not loved and cannot be loved and a model of others as rejecters; this results in the development of depressive symptoms first and subsequently deviant conditions. From the point of view of educational practices, on the other hand, the role of parental monitoring has emerged as the factor to protect against deviance.
The dilation of times of passage, typical of some phases of life, but which are extended in space and time; and, lastly the progressive centrality of the biographical dimension, associated with the loss of historical memory, the weakening of the limits between public and private which, for some, is resolved in the privatization of all the experiences of life (Rampazi, 2009). Given these premises, a delicate phase in life can be read and interpreted more precisely, when, with great difficulty, the individual’s identity is defined: adolescence, a complex journey marked by the presence of a threatened identity and a significant narcissistic fragility.
163). Giddens (1991, p. 163), quotes the warning of a self-help book: “If you want to improve yourselves but refuse the idea of intentionally running risks, you will remain trapped in your The Fascination of Risk. A Compulsory Choice for Young People? 31 situation. Or maybe you will take a risk without being ready. ” Living a life sheltered from every danger means appearing asleep, dying, trapped in habits and ways that are obsolete, and not growing as people. Discourses that exalt risky actions tend to insist on a revelation of oneself.
Beyond well-being : the fascination of risk and of the new psychological addictions by Laura Tappata