It would be wise to say that campaigns help us, why else would someone campaign for causes to support. But what are you supporting when you support a campaign? According to Tamler Sommers in Why Honor Matters, “solidarity [has been proven to] significantly correlat[e] with greater well-being and a reduction in the incidence of depressive symptoms.”  With recent suicides and death following an overdose, it seems that our inner group solidarity is not strong enough. Would it be wise to take on subjects one does not relate to, when choosing campaigns to support, or should we stick to what we know best, ourselves, and how we have been affected. Does harping on the problems at hand help or hurt our esteems overall. “Although solidarity is valuable for all communities, it has special importance for communities in the environments in which honor norms tend to emerge.”  I was thinking, this is exactly why my neighborhood has bikes and scooters, to improve upon group solidarity, keeping us busy. What helps to combat depression anyways? According to healthline.com, “Depression can drain your energy, leaving you feeling empty and fatigued.”  Its important to be goal oriented, set small goals to achieve a larger purpose in life, but don’t set your purpose in life to the campaign you support, its likely everytime a problem arises you’ll take a hit. That’s not the point of supporting causes to get hurt while caring, that would be counterproductive. Its common for, “depressive symptoms disrupt your daily routine”  which explains why every time something bad happens, we get more and more depressed about it, but know the difference between the life you lead, and the life lead by others, although living in similar, we all face different challenges in life, that affect our daily outputs, don’t be judgmental toward those who are symptomatic, just be understanding that everyone has different thresholds, when it comes to caring.
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