Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 8 Share on Twitter 1 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H4'ed 12/8/13

15 Tips About The 16 Signs of Depression/Anger/Bad Hair

Author 43747
Message Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Kawahata Bunny steps 14-16
Kawahata Bunny steps 14-16
(Image by ChrisL_AK)
  Details   DMCA
>

The online "print" media loves to flood us with numbered "how-to-tell-if" articles.

Are we really that stupid/lazy/unthinking that we need other people writing articles directing us to the 6 signs that we may feel something?

The numbered headlines are everywhere.   Maybe it's the 5 signs that your man may be a psychopath, or the 10 daily things you are doing that may prematurely kill you, or the 4 signs that your best friend is stealing your favorite anti-anxiety medication, or the 7 signs that someone you love is a pathological liar.

I wonder if we could come up with 8 sure-fire ways to put an end to people writing and printing this crap?

In its place, I would love a fresh emphasis on encouraging people to think for themselves.

How about really discussing what it really means when people are mentally ill and organically prone to lying, for instance.

I know we could use a comeback of simple self-reflection.

Yes, I say "comeback" because I remember when there was time for that; a time when people had the normal task, the daily assignment because they were alive, of thinking things over for themselves.

Not everyone participated, of course, yet the times did not discourage meaningful reflection on life and soul.

My personal experience with the media has demanded my offering numbers of tips on all subjects, either for a television appearance or a radio call-in show.

I am delighted to be asked and love the chance to make a useful impact on people's lives, yet I still initially balk at the need to offer numbered tips.

Here's why.   I long for the opportunity to invite listeners and readers to think, and to think more and more deeply, on their own.

This is what I want to contribute in my media spots!

Another person's 6 signs-of-anything is either pure opinion or the easy, average way to see your writing published.  

Sadly, we are a society where people hop onto other people's opinions as if they, themselves, are not in charge of having their own thoughts and figuring out what life is about for themselves.

Next Page  1  |  2

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).

 

Well Said 3   Valuable 2   Must Read 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Dr. Cheryl Pappas Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

I am a writer, media analyst, and psychotherapist. I'm interested in comedy, satire, politics, entertainment, pop culture, and business; exposing how the media powerfully spins the news we hear, and how this spin creates our feeling states and (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Remembering Whitney Houston: The Quiet Curse of the Homophobic Mother

Grabbing Power (and Humor) by the "Pu**y"

Death By Social Media

I Love Me!: New Stories For Children

Franken "Trauma" Vs The Real Thing

Arianna Huffington: The Cookie Who Cares

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: