The words “fantasy” and “reality” by fantasy w mean fiction. According to dictionary.com, defines “Fiction” in many ways. Fiction means a creation or an invention of the imagination. “reality” is also in the imagination though, but as a construct of memory and sensory perception that we turn into a story, of who we are, what and everything else around us and we trust it to be a reality. Some of us trust what we take for granted as reality as merely a possibility of our interpretation of perception, and thus we are never to be too sure about how real our perception of reality really is, and accept that there is a certain amount o faith required to truly stabilize our sense of reality. This also makes us aware of a big liability in humans, as this study reveals: “…Studies have shown that if you build false information into a fictional narrative, people actually come to believe the false information. For example, in one study, German college students read a fictional story called “The Kidnapping” into which either true or false information had been inserted. A control…group read a comparable story without the assertions inserted. One true assertion was that exercise strengthens one’s heart and lungs. The false assertion was this statement’s opposite – that exercise weakens your heart and lungs. Results showed that the college students were persuaded by the factual information in the story regardless of whether the information was true or false… These researchers also studied a phenomenon called the sleeper effect – that persuasion through fictional narratives increases over time as the source of the information becomes remote. While at first the students’ confidence in their newly formed attitudes was relatively low, two weeks later their confidence had returned to baseline levels. What this research shows is that we can be persuaded to believe false information that is inserted into a fictional story. Also, over time, we forget where we learned this information and our confidence in its truth increases…” -https://blog.oup.com/2009/10/fantasy_reality/
When you feel the urge, distract yourself. Ignore it. Don’t have cigarettes near you, anywhere, anytime. Stay away from your 5 min-break-smoke buddies for a couple of days (favorably at least 10). Even just smoking passively gets in the way of your newly found ambition to improve your health.
If honesty is an option, tell them you quit smoking, even if it was just that day & they ask “Since when?” I understand that some of you might not be ready for that confrontation, especially when you may doubt your own success. Just say “I can’t, sorry, but I’m incredibly busy this week.” & keep staying away from the smoke you breathe in passively (huge cue/trigger!).
Remember how we covered that one should speak through their actions and not talk about achievements one hasn’t-reached yet? It’s disarming people, people who might act as if they care for you when they do not. You prevent them from sabotaging you. Think about it. They smoke, even though they know it’s bad for them & now you want to stop doing it yourself. Why would you expect support from them (unless they’re genuinely good people)?
The best way, of course, still is to just tell the world that you quit smoking and that that’s that. When you actually mean it, that mindset alone might be enough for you to quit a bad habit for good.
Get hooked on a good habit like moving your body, in whatever way, shape or form. Drink lots of water daily. The benefits are endless and even if this may sound like commonsense to you, there are lots of people who only drink sugary beverages, who don’t exercise and only consume destructive shit.
Before anyone says “it’s not easy” again. It fucking is if you believe it is. Don’t underestimate the power of the mind. It’s not only doable, it’s a walk in the park with the right attitude. Thinking “it’s not easy” is already a sign of failure.
Ever notice how many freshly baked fathers & mothers *quit* smoking in a heartbeat after years of trying? They thought about their children. They thought “I’m doing this for my sweetheart(s)!” “I’m going to be a role model to these kids!” We love the people close to us more than we love ourselves. Commit to quitting a bad habit not only for yourself but especially for your loved ones.
The four confidences in the process, the instruction, the past and in learning. It’s 24 pages short and to the point written by the charismatic heavyweight boxer Edward Latimore. Stepping into the ring knowing you can get hurt can overwhelm the toughest combative sports athletes. Ed shares his insights on how he built his confidence, leaving out the usual self-development fluff.
Taking action, learning along the (right) way, eliminating mistakes from happening again and actively seeking good sources ― that’s how confidence is built.
“The Four Confidences are based on cold, hard experience, not theory. The same way I got confidence in my boxing, mathematical, and social abilities are what I teach here. When I wasn’t confident in my self to stay sober, I relied on these techniques to help me stop drinking.” ― Ed Latimore.
Wars were present in birth of human civilization. While we think the actual bloody battles are the problem, the reality is that the biggest problems happen on the mess left behind. War, one of the worst and most primitive facets of humanity still lingers on today, as the richest and most wise nations in the world still degrade their policy to violent solutions. And while the most honorable of men can be found in the loyalties and sacrifice of soldiers, it is rather ironic that it is their work that causes the deep pain of war.
The first war happened in the Mesolithic Cemetery Site #117 approximately 14,000 years ago. Wars through history are countless the only difference between each other are the damages left behind. The terrible results of a war are the hundreds or millions of people affected, some with just curable wounds and others no longer on this earth. During this episode of the war, many infrastructures on cities and towns affected are lost, hospitals and other necessary places form modern and safe living are totally ruined. Wars are supposed to be a fight between the nation’s armies but civilians are the bleeding heart that provides the boys and girls for ward, and then stays to pickup up the pieces while in one of the most violent and vulnerable situations on earth. Even the ones that are forced to migrate cause an even bigger global social trauma.
Civilians are affected by the appearance of diseases, famines, atrocities, genocides and epidemics that keep killing the population. It’s in is the destruction of social infrastructure, things that we all take for granted to the point of being oblivious to them, are the true gigantic monsters brought and left to stay, by the war. of Source: https://list25.com/25-deadliest-wars-in-human-history/.
Impacts of a war include crime and homicides increase which might last for years. Civil wars increase the exposure of civilians to diseases and deaths. Long bloody civil wars can make a population displace internally or as refugees. This person do not come back home after the war is over but stay in their new crowded homes for years. These camps were they live have bad food, dirty water turning this places in vectors of diseases, stress, and malnutrition affects the immune system.
Healthcare infrastructure is totally destroyed by the just-ended civil war. Cases as eradicating Guinea worm, river blindness, and others is a challenge in places where civil wars have affected seriously. The spread of AIDS in Africa is linked with soldiers and refugees running away from civil wars effects. Violence increase after civil wars, homicides, suicides and rape rates go up. One probable cause is the spread of weapons after the war is over. Economic growth is severely affected by this event calculated on 5 years after the war of negative impact on economic growth.
Health are systems are completely devasted in urban areas or rural areas were wars have occurred. Rebuilding this places will take time and resources probably not available. Human capital with clinical and medical training might be completely lost because maybe they might not be eager to come back. The complete city infrastructure is completely destroyed and clean water and safe food, medicine, clothes and other supplies can not be transported easily. Source: Article: The post-war public health effects of civil conflict by Hazem Adam Ghobarah, Paul Huth, and Bruce Russett. (2003)
Dr. Margaret Bourdeaux presents her TED talk with the theme: “Why civilians suffer more once the war is over”. In which she presents her points of view as a physician of heath care systems in places affected by civil wars. The circumstances of a post-war period on the civilians left after this fighting and bloody scenes. She exposes her idea on a magnificent and clear strategy on how to lead with a postwar recuperation period which consists of developing the strong and solid basis of a health care system that protects the vulnerable civilians.
War doesn’t just kill people; it destroys the institutions that keep society running, like utilities, banks, and hospitals. Physician and global health policy analyst Margaret Bourdeaux proposes a bold approach to post-conflict recovery that focuses on building strong, resilient health systems that protect vulnerable populations…..