We’re all feeling it!

The biggest social problem i believe we face is not that depression and pain seem to be an epidemic but that we are so insecure we think it makes us different and weak and find it all so confusing… This is hideously misguided considering almost everyone experiences depression in their lives, and everyone feels pain, it is not an element that separates us but one that unites us!!! We should be standing together and saying I feel like shit somebody hug me. Not I feel like shit I better hide or I might dampen the mood or not seem cool like those happy uplifting people…..

I cry a lot, and i laugh a lot, life throws ups and downs, it’s a rolls coaster and the social constraints put on children as a “way to behave” are crippling and outdated. We need to implement healthy mind studies into primary education.

When we were a society almost entirely guided by the church, this was… Somewhat… Happening. . Since we live in such a diverse society now not ruled by any one religion we need to fill the void. We need to inform children of the simple tools and techniques available to aid our understanding of our own psychology and emotional health so we don’t grow up in fear of feeling or in fear of our confusion about feeling. You do not need to control someone’s behaviour or morals to do this just inform them of what we as a species understand about ourselves, why do we learn sport and physical exercise techniques but not mental health exercises…. It would be so easy to transform an entire generation by providing the access in the early years, erasing the stigma attached to emotion and mental health and provide an open arms, open heart, open mind society.

Urgh men sure did get the industrial revolution cranking but what about the development of people!!! What about a psychological revolution that inspires growth and understanding of who we are and what we are likely to experience. You don’t need to do a phd to understand basic psychology you mostly just need reassurance that it’s ok to feel because what ever your feeling there is a reason it just needs acknowledgment and then a decision on how you want to let that feeling influence your decision making…. It’s only when these steps aren’t taken that a mentally healthy person can quickly become mentally unhealthy and even breakdown completely. Urgh!!!!

So frustrated with the priorities of society – capitalism is important I get that but it can’t take the lead ahead of health – health then economy then lifestyle


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2 comments on “We’re all feeling it!

  1. I just wanted to reach out and say I am in my last semester of BFA at Cofa in Paddington, sculptural artist, major ceramics. Anyways I saw you and thought I would check you out.
    Anyways I love what you wrote it is profound and so seminal in my opinion.
    I am 40 and am not just an artist I have surfed for 28 years, exercised, grown vegetables, loved, cried, hurt physically and mentally, laughed and grown in so many ways and on so many occasions, tried new things, experienced, varied and numerous, places and people and yes basic phycology is what we all need.
    We don’t need drugs and cures from doctors but variety and experience and the right to laugh out loud but to also cry out loud and feel emotion.
    Anyways you have inspired my own direction and narrative as I am already incorporating Freudian Psychoanalytical Theory and ‘Breton’ reflection within the motivation and rationale of my work.
    Anyways good one don’t hesitate to reply if compelled.
    Kind regards Damien toner.
    P.S. Your selfie exploration is also awesome, You are extremely lucky to have a real natural beauty.

    • cmartdesign says:

      Thanks for reaching out. It is always nice to connect with people, artists and progressive thinkers. I’m glad you have enjoyed my waffle. It has been such an important process for me- blogging. Out from the think and into the world. Freed from the stress of it all. I have also found that mindfulness is being introduced to Australia’s syllabus which is great news!!!! I look forward to your grad show.


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