By Laura Tappata

ISBN-10: 162618027X

ISBN-13: 9781626180277

During this thought-provoking publication tha writer courses the reader from an outline of the existential challenge of mental Addictions to a potential resolution resulting in a most likely optimistic final result for the person. The critical topic of the ebook is anchored within the dismal nature of postmodern identification with a spotlight on looking for which means in what we're and who we're. dwelling during this postmodern global certainly results in a superficial life and possible blind quest of buying nonessential and meaningless issues designed to reinforce our ill-defined, susceptible and weak self. even supposing this ends up in a fake experience of happiness, it doesn't generate precise contentment not to mention feel of healthiness. This ebook makes an attempt to guide the reader at the course from the postmodernism dependence on mental Addictions to freedom, the expression of one's id and actual experience of wellbeing and fitness.

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According to this criterion, people with higher levels of well-being perceive that society is intelligible and has a comprehensible functioning, that there exists an order of things and an underlying meaning. This criterion is related to the perception of a meaning in life and the sense of personal coherence (Antonovsky, 1980). Another construct that presents various elements of similarity with the components of social well-being is the sense of community (McMillan and Chavis, 1986). Its dimensions include the feeling of belonging (sharing bonds with others), influence (the perception of relying on and being able to influence what happens in the community), integration and the satisfaction of needs and shared emotive connection.

According to the author, other people, however, cultivate risk with the intention of compromising their condition of security. “By facing up to situations of risk, people can display their courage, their enterprising nature, skill and capacity of resistance. , p. 159). It appears that those who really want excitement have to run risks. Those who have extreme experiences tend to insist on the perfect execution of the risky action, on the ability to keep the situation under control despite the general chaos and in its turn this ability requires firmness and force of resistance to fear.

Risking evokes the possibility of putting something and/or someone at risk. Seeking risk is typically human: it does not have the function of a 24 Laura Tappatà value, but for the subject is a value in itself; here the value is that of daring and the pleasure of the risk itself is to see how it goes, to try, test and experiment. This is the attitude of the adolescent who, unlike an adult, runs a risk in full awareness, for the pleasure of doing so. If it is a challenge for the young person, for the adult it becomes a virtue, because it is associated with prudence (Gonzalo Miranda, 2008).

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