By: J Nighteagle
The start of the holiday season as depicted on and with popular media is one of joy; the type of joy that comes with possessions or financial security (if such a thing exists). In our modern world or should I say, in certain growing economies the ability to generate and keep on generating income is key. The reality is media in general is about making and keeping on making money, a lot of people forget this and consider what they see at the movies and television as being reality; it is not.
This misconception is magnified by individuals or groups that tend to be secluded for whatever reason (prison, illness, age or circumstance of life) The Psychological and Sociological implications and reasons are to numerous to mention in any detail and are a growing part of modern society. The study of such issues are very new even though the conditions have been with man sense he first became self aware.
There is a great amount of the human population that experience uncomfortable emotions, general unhappiness, or even depression. There is an awareness either great or small, defined or not defined that the world and by reflection ourselves is and are far from perfect; nor is the world all gloom and doom. We live in an age of fast solutions to everything, automatic access to information and news from all over the world. These things have a tendency to overload our emotions.
It is very important to remember the certain conditions have been with man sense the beginning and always will be. The amount and access to world information is a very new thing to 99.9% of humanity and as we know a lot or the majority of the news that gets to us is not so good. The point is that all people feel pressured and stressed at certain times of their lives and the holiday season has a way of bringing awareness to people; in all reality the world a lot of people live in is not any thing to celebrate.
We as human beings also have a need to be thankful and express this gratitude in a lot of different ways, music, prayer, various types of art and literature. There is also a joy in family and helping out when needed or asked for, in the joy of our children and the blessings of our beliefs and faiths. As we grow and evolve in life people 9 out of 10 times how far a little faith can go. We can control the path of our feelings through desire and faith however, we must accept ourselves and the world the way it is and where we are as human beings.
Actually the holiday season is directly associated with the harvest (a beneficial harvest is required by all) and its various aspects including a job well done, time well spent, beneficial thoughts and actions that help us and the ones we love to a happier and satisfying life. At times we all can benefit from talking to wise person, comparing methods, or in just talking to someone you love or trust about anything under the sun.
Certain feelings can by very complex and have deep roots. Other types of feelings are shared by all in humanity, or are as common to all humanity as the need to eat. I wish all a good harvest.