Headline, January 15 2022/ TEARS : ''' '' GRIEF RESILIENCE GROVE '' '''

TEARS : ''' '' GRIEF 


SURVIVING NARENDRA MODI AND THE HARDSHIPS AND SUFFERINGS of their times, will make the people of India and Kashmir stronger. Welcome to The World Students Society where the great students of America lead the world.

THE WORLD STUDENTS SOCIETY GRIEVES for the people of India and Kashmir. A weak world grieves for the same and the suffering of mankind wherever and everywhere. Just so much to name.

The tragedy of democracy is that it elects popular leaders, and not leaders best suited for leading their own masses and mankind to some ember of well being and happiness.

THE UNFORTUNATE reality of India today is that Hindu extremists - egged on by their ideological fellow travellers in government - are constantly coming up with new ruses to make life for the country's Muslim minority increasingly difficult.

One too many to count and narrate here. Let me just mention the Gurgaon controversy and for once spare mankind some pain.

Of course, opposition to Muslim religious and cultural practices seems to be the natural choice for a ruling party where ideological comrades proudly demolished the Babri Masjid.

In fact, that dark day served as a harbinger for India's Muslims regarding what was to come; the kar sevaks who helped destroy the Mughal-era mosque in Ayodha have now captured power in New Delhi.

Ever since Naraendra Modi took power, life has become more and more difficult for India's Muslims. From facing accusations of ' love Jihad ' and violent vigilante attacks due to suspected cow slaughter to having to prove their antecedents in order to save their citizenship, Muslims in India face a systematic wave of discrimination and disenfranchisement.

The brutal treatment of Kashmiris in the occupied region is another story altogether. 

Therefore, the confrontation over prayers in Gurgaon is an additional link in this disturbing chain. If the Indian state is serious about preserving its so-called secularism, it needs to ensure Muslims are allowed to practise their religion freely without any threat from violent elements.

If not, the assumption that India's secular order has been replaced by Hindutva raj will only be proven true and solid.

MENTAL HEALTH has become its own struggle during these recent times, with soaring rates of anxiety, depression and burnout. But some studies show that some adults have found ways to function and even thrive.

It illustrates the human potential for resilience - the ability to bounce back from negative experiences and endure adversity.

As with any crisis, some people have become stronger than they were before the pandemic, making positive changes in how they view themselves, their feelings about life or their relationships. Psychologists call this reaction posttraumatic growth.

THE GOOD NEWS is, both resilience and the ability to grow from adversity can be cultivated, whether during the best of times or amid a crisis. Studies suggest a number of strategies - like seeking social support, maintaining a positive outlook and interrupting stress can set you up to stay strong, or become stronger, during tough times.

''RESILIENCE is a set of skills that one develops,'' said Dr. Steven Southwick, a psychiatrist with a speciality in post traumatic stress at the Yale school of Medicine. ''And virtually anyone can learn to be more resilient.''


A week after Canada implemented Covid-19 lockdowns in March 2020, Simone Coulombe, an industrial relation and psychology researcher at Laval University, in Quebec, and Tyler Pacheco, a psychology Ph.D. student at Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo, began surveying more than 1,000 Canadian adults about their well-being.

They did the same a couple of weeks after that, and again two months after the pandemic began.

Participants reported stress from job insecurity or fear of the virus. For many, these stresses were linked with the feeling that life had lost some of its meaning. But social support and social interaction turned out to protect people from some of that stress.

Even in the first few weeks, according to data the researchers haven't yet published, nearly half said they had experienced markers of post-traumatic growth - such as a sense that they had helped others -and a big reason for that was networks of family and friends. That trend persisted for months, Dr. Coulombe said.

Some people are most likely born more resilient than others, he added, but there is plenty of room for self-improvement, and building social support is one of the biggest protective factors, according to decades of studies.


After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, surveys found, up to 70 percent of people said they feel depressed. But 60 percent in a study of American college students at the time also reported that their relationships felt stronger, along with feelings of affection for loved ones.

The researchers concluded that gratitude, love and other positive emotions in the weeks after the event, despite trouble sleeping or concentrating, provided a a crucial safeguard against depression.

To cultivate positivity, the researchers recommended seeking comfort in spiritual and religious beliefs, doing enjoyable activities and talking about the best of times - in therapy, if needed, humour, relaxation and optimistic thinking can all help evoke positivity and facilitate coping, according to studies dating back to the 1990s.

Even if optimism doesn't come naturally, it's a skill that can be nurtured and, said Geroge Everky Jr., a psychologist and public health expert at theJohnsHopkins University School of Medicine, who has done research with dialysis patients and war veterans.

''There is neuroscience research indicating that even if you were born a pessimist, you can become an optimist,'' he said. ''We must come from this and say : What are the lessons learned?''

The urge to make significant life changes struck Audrey Anderson, 30, who was coordinating cancer research trials at Stony Brook University in New York when the pandemic began.

Working 80 hours a week, Ms. Anderson saw people grow extremely sick and depressed. But she found strength in helping, reinforcing studies that find helping others can improve resilience and post-traumatic growth. And that positive outlook helped her start something new.


Nobody should feel bad about feeling low, Dr. Southwick said. Extreme distress is a prerequisite for post-traumatic growth, and it can take months or years for that growth to happen.

Stress and coping often occur at the same time. But a dramatic shake-up in your life can set you up to reassess what matters, and that can be good.

'' We see it in people who have survived bereavement, natural disasters, vehicle accidents, medical conditions,'' and among combat veterans and people working in the medical field, Dr. Southwick said. ''They might find themselves thinking : I'm more vulnerable than I thought. But I'm stronger than I ever imagined.''

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Times, Tides and Survival, continues. The World Students Society thanks authors Dawn Newspaper and Emily Sohn.

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