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Beyond well-being : the fascination of risk and of the new by Laura Tappata

By Laura Tappata

During this thought-provoking booklet tha writer courses the reader from an outline of the existential challenge of mental Addictions to a potential resolution resulting in a possibly optimistic final result for the person. The relevant subject of the publication is anchored within the dismal nature of postmodern identification with a spotlight on trying to find which means in what we're and who we're. residing during this postmodern global evidently results in a superficial life and possible blind quest of buying nonessential and meaningless issues designed to reinforce our ill-defined, susceptible and susceptible self. even if this ends up in a fake feel of happiness, it doesn't generate precise contentment not to mention experience of wellbeing and fitness. This e-book makes an attempt to steer the reader at the direction from the postmodernism dependence on mental Addictions to freedom, the expression of one's id and real feel of future health.

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Many of the life contexts that were found to be correlated with feelings of well-being can actually be traced back to the experience of the subjects in the context of specific social roles. For example, having a job and being married leads subjects to play particular roles and develop a corresponding identity. In literature it is believed that these aspects take on a fundamental importance for feelings of well-being, and that occupying many roles generally assumes a protective function. For example, in a gerontological context, the loss of social roles (due to retirement or being widowed) is considered a critical factor for the sense of wellbeing.

2. The Environmental Risk Beck (1994) states that citizens of contemporary Western societies are living in a period of transition and that industrial society is being transformed into a society of risk. In this phase of passage, the production of wealth progresses at the same rate as the production of risks, multiplied following the process of modernization. The main problem of Western societies no longer lies in the production and distribution of goods in a period of poverty, as in early modernity and is still the case in developing countries.

The adolescent subject presents a psychological condition of particular vulnerability, determined by the need to give up childish bonds with the objects of love and to face the struggle of infantile omnipotence; by aspects of great ambivalence with regard to the parental figures and depression which is variously expressed and connote this phase which, in presentday society, due to a complex of cultural and social factors, tends to extend well beyond the limits which contained it thirty or forty years ago.

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