Bring out the change, bring out YOUR epiphany

Samah Assia
July 27, 2017

What exactly does an epiphany mean? Well, when you google it, all you know is that it is a sudden realization. If we dig deeper, we know that an epiphany is just not realization. It is pondering over our thoughts so much that we start seeing things from a different perspective. We find answers to all baffling questions and our outlook towards a particular situation alters. 
 
What if an epiphany happened often to people? Well, then the world would have not been at the verge of another world war. The place where we live in would never turn into another battlefield. From politicians to a common man, from friends to family, how would an epiphany create an impression on all of them? Then, the politicians would not align themselves with corruptions. Then, the common man would be staunched to the constitution and on the other hand, there would be lesser cases of family separating due to silly quarrels with each other.Friends too are important companions in life. The bond between them could break in no time just because of another misconception. 
 
Isn’t it important to have an epiphany in life? How critical would it be to view life from different aspects? How greedy isn't the human world? How cruel could people get at times? All that we need is a change, a change in our thinking, a change in our mindset, a change in 'our life'. 
 
Sometimes, life is completely hollow, empty and dark from the inside and out. Our brain stops functioning, our heart stops beating and to get over all this, what more would we need rather than to muster courage and stop being caged into the box made by the society. We need to overcome our fears because in the end, we realize that WE are the society ourselves and if we want something to be changed then we ourselves need to be that change. This itself is an epiphany in life!
 
Samah Assia is a Grade 10 student at a private high school in Mangaluru

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ABk, KSA
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Monday, 31 Jul 2017

Good article. Wanna see more...

Aysha
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Sunday, 30 Jul 2017

Well done Samah. Good job. Keep it up.

Shabana
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Sunday, 30 Jul 2017

Mashallah a good one!

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Yashaswi U
January 9,2022

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In the new social media era the most common thing that takes place are paid promotion, marketing and many more.  

Do we all know how much mental health come into picture? In last few years, we have seen students, teachers, celebrities falling into this trap called “depression” and it hurts to see suicide cases increasing because of mental health problems.

What is depression or mental health? Why do people fall into depression? There are many problems a common man faces daily taking up challenges, improving day to day life, leading life in a normal way in the end it all comes to leading a happy life. But, nobody wants to talk about it unless any famous personality commits suicide out of depression. All of sudden, celebrities and common people come out and post all over their social media profiles for 2-3 days and that’s the end of it. Here the question rises, “what about people who daily fall into depression?”  Nobody speaks about cure or why is it important to be healthy mentally!

Let me speak about why mental health is really important and how can we change this situation before it becomes a new disease. When our ancestors didn’t have the thing called social media in their old days they had to face challenges.

Up front and then lead a life in a normal way by just being natural the way they are, there was no room for depression because in the old days people used to be together, family having lunch dinner together, discussing with all the family members for their better future. That’s how they lead life without social media.  It’s peaceful to hear how they live happily.

Now, in our generation, it’s all about social media, when we eat we post it on social media, when we start something new we add it in social media, when we enjoy or have a get together we post it on social media. This way a man can be judged in the basis of his social account without even meeting them in real and social media gives you more challenges more comparisons that takes place in life and we the new generations are falling for this trap. 

We all should agree we should have challenges and these challenges sometimes exceed beyond our limits and when we fail we get into depression. 

Even now we can see people with counsellors jobs have increased because of the mental problems people face. 

How do we reduce them? 

Talk to your children about this to address this situation. Normally an Indian parent won’t be close to his daughter/ son as his friends. It’s time that parents shoulder more responsibility and talk to them about the situation and help them. This will be a small change but it will reflect in a big number in the future. 

This is just a glimpse of how you can change the situation of life to keep your mental health sound. Let’s all achieve together, and take it as a challenge to fight depression. A small change can lead to a big difference. Stay healthy and stay safe!

 

Yashaswi U is a student of St Aloysius Institute of Education, Mangaluru.

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Alok
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Sunday, 9 Jan 2022

Nice article about importance of mental health 👍

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Siya Kolvekar
January 7,2022

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Once a year go somewhere you have never been before, said Dalai Lama. My father took this particular quote very much to his heart. 

To say I love travel would be a complete understatement. Travelling for me is not just fun and enjoyment but a form of therapy. Travelling has helped me overcome some of the toughest battles of my life.

In today’s tech-obsessed world where social media is the king and the perfect platform to showcase our adventures to armchair travellers around the world, but travel is much more than getting the perfect Instagram shot. 

Need a break from the daily hustle of life and want to de-stress? The best way according to me is to travel. Hence it is very disheartening that I have not been able to travel as much I would like to given the pandemic situation for the past two years.

Travel opens opportunities for you to explore new places, try new food, to meet new people, learn about new and different cultures. It teaches us about ourselves and others, it broadens our horizons and forces us to look at the positives in life.

I will forever be grateful to my father for encouraging me to travel. Being a travel enthusiast himself he would put in a lot of his time and effort in planning the perfect trip for us every summer vacation. Doesn’t matter if it was just a 3 day trip he would make the most of it and make it a memorable one. Thanks to which I have travelled to places all over India.  

Travel is a great for generally improving your outlook on life. A study from 2018 says that travel improves your general mood and helps reduce stress. Travelling also connects you more with your family and friends. Creating memories and sharing amazing experiences with your loved ones helps enhance feelings of love, belonging and fulfilment.

When you reach your destination you leave your tensions behind and enter into a carefree dimension of life. When you travel you notice every sight and become curious of your surroundings. You want to live every moment to its fullest.

Travelling solo is also a great way to discover yourself, become independent and deal with any emotional pain and tensions. Travel boosts happiness and satisfaction. Frequently, you hold on to aspects of a travel experience that were enjoyable. For example, if you a like the food of a particular place, you learn how to cook it. These experiences remain with you forever to recall and adore.

Lastly but certainly not the least, travel gives you memories that last a lifetime. Not only will these memories sustain us during lonely times, but can also trigger a feeling of immense joy.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to pack your bags and get going!

 

Siya Kolvekar is a B.Ed student at St Aloysius Institute of Education, Mangaluru

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Kairunnisa PH
January 7,2022

Education is the process of facilitating learning or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, morals, beliefs, habits, and personal development. Educational methods include teaching, training, storytelling, discussion and directed research. Education is a far from a new concept. It has existed from time immemorial. In the ancient times it was the privilege of few but now it is a liberty of all.

Education affects the quality of life of individual in many ways .People with limited skills and competencies tend to have worse job opportunities and worse economic prospects, while early school leavers face higher risks of social exclusion and are less likely to participate in civic life.

Education improves your emotional intelligence .You become a better person more like understanding, kind, self-sufficient, love yourself before anyone else yet self-less. So this is how education makes life better. The earth becomes a better place to live because of more educated people implementing their learning.  It helps a person to get knowledge and improve confidence level all through the life. It plays a great role in our career growth as well as in the personal growth. It has no limitation, people of any age group can get education any time .It helps us to determine about good and bad things. 

Women education leads to higher enrolment of children in schools, better health, and family planning practice, reduction in infant mortality rates, child marriage and other such social evils. Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in diversity. Education can be a tool for all-round development of a person. Educated person form a decent society. Always harmony will be developed in the society if anyone undergone the true spirit of study.

Education is the key to nations development. It helps promote cooperation among people, peace, prosperity and harmony.  

 

Kairunnisa PH, is a second year B.Ed student at St. Aloysius Institute of Education

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