Paul Lloyd

Duncan Bc, Canada

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Paul Lloyd
Posted over 3 years ago
Depression as a treatable emotional state
Lol....I disagree, it's not that it is unethical just unprofitable. If there is a failing of ethics it is in providing dangerous and addictive drugs to individuals who just need help coping. I am not saying that you can think away diabetes or major depression (caused by chemical imbalances in the brain). Neither am I saying there is any fault or guilt associated with individual emotions. What I am saying is, I believe you can be taught to cope with emotional depression. It starts by identifying the root cause of the emotion first , then helping the individual learn what their triggers are and how to refocus. In my opinion, "Emotional Depression" seems to have a myriad of causes, two stand out for me though. One is caused by a traumatic event in the past that the individual can't cope with or buries subconsciously and doesn't deal with; and the other is a perception that the reality of self or circumstance doesn't meet the imagined perfection of self or society. Depression caused by these I believe can be treated by therapy, coaching and support.
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Paul Lloyd
Posted over 3 years ago
Depression as a treatable emotional state
The sufferer in never to blame. Either it is a physical disability as in a chemical imbalance or it is a lack of ability to cope. The ability can be taught so the lack of it isn't a failing but a failure to be taught.
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Paul Lloyd
Posted over 3 years ago
Depression as a treatable emotional state
Krisztian, this is definitely opinion for now, based on the personal experiences of my wife and I. I believe that Depression as an emotive state is not a mental illness but a failure of self in dealing with a personal situation or a false expectation of reality. The subconscious often buries personal experiences which may damage the ego, what we need to learn is that negative emotions : fear, sadness, hate, and emotional pain are all valid responses to life experiences. We have to allow ourselves to experience these feelings, connect them to the root cause, give them validity and then move on. The mistakes seem to come in not connecting all the dots or in using drugs to mask the symptoms. @Mary, the only problem I have with bringing Religion into the treatment is that Religion usually imbibes a sense of guilt or weakness. What really needs to be driven home to the sufferer is that emotional responses are completely natural and valid from the viewpoint of the individual. The secret is in understanding what you should take responsibility for and what you can or can't change. These skills can be taught.
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Paul Lloyd
Posted over 3 years ago
Depression as a treatable emotional state
The research is personal experience and common sense (a rare magical gift). In this society they would have us believe that everything is cured by a pill, but this is an emotion and therefore completely controllable by the mind. It takes desire and willpower and a "knowing of self" to control.
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Paul Lloyd
Posted almost 4 years ago
a global personal income limit and flat tax rate.
If the majority of people with millions or billions donated significantly to charity , or did some good for mankind other than the token amount to qualify for tax deductions we would have a much better world. Sadly this is not the case, the majority spend there wealth on obscene luxury. There is a serious problem with mankind when wealth gives some kind of entitlement rather than a responsiblity to other people. It is time for the class structure of society to end, we all have a responsiblity to our fellow man. I fully understand greed, hatred, bigotry and abuse that doesn't mean I have to condone any of them.. I earn a decent income, thank you very much, I own a horse and dog rescue in Duncan BC, and help the less fortunate more than I can. Its too bad others can't exhibit comapssion, generosity and kindness rather than self indulgence.
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Paul Lloyd
Posted almost 4 years ago
Capitalism is still dominant. Isn't it time we changed to a more enlightened, less greedy system?
Krisztian- Maybe in Hungary the poor are getting richer, but in the major western countries, the poor are getting poorer and the majority of wealth is getting concentrated with a very small percentage of the population. The biggest problem with economical statistics is that they use consumer indexes, wages and property data to base their positions. This doen't take into account the large number of disadvantaged and disillusioned persons who have gone off grid. The American and Canadian governments have been bragging about their unemployment rates, but these numbers are completely bogus, because they only count jobs that file taxes. High paying jobs have been out-sourced to third world countries; decent paying, secure public service jobs have been contracted out to fly by night, minimum wage contractors; middle class debt load is the highest it has ever been. If things are better over here I haven't seen any sign of it.
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Paul Lloyd
Posted almost 4 years ago
Eliminate money
I agree with you completelyu Edmond. Money has no base in reality, it is a fantasy, a lie created by merchants and bankers. You don't need money to feed, clothe or house people, you need resources and the will to do it. Jaeyun, I disagree completely, I believe a doctors 2 hours and a farmers 2 hours are more equal than almost any other 2 jobs. The doctor heals and the farmer feeds, the doctor needs education and tools and the farmer needs land and labor; but both perform duties neccessary to our survival. We have to leave behind this idea that "material gratification" is all there is,, and that technology will save us all. It will be the will of the populace that saves mankind, nothing else. '
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Paul Lloyd
Posted almost 4 years ago
a global personal income limit and flat tax rate.
Two questions Jaeyun What are you defining as success, just wealth accumulation? Has there really been any work or innovations by the wealthy that has helped society as a whole? I am not suggesting that anyone be given money, the money would be used for food production and distribution and medical research and treatment. and education.
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Paul Lloyd
Posted almost 4 years ago
a global personal income limit and flat tax rate.
I agree completely with your statement "money doesn't solve problems ". However, at this time , in this reality, it seems problems can't be solved without it either. In reality, you don't feed people money, however we have governments that pay farmers NOT to grow food?? We can't find a cure for cancer without money but they seem more occupied discovering solutions like Viagra or cures for hair loss. I think the first step is to redistribute wealth enough that it becomes meaningless, then maybe we can concentrate on the things that are truly important.