Thursday, February 10, 2011

Extensive Reading Chapter 4[Losing It](Matthias Lee)

What can you learn or take away from each of the eight articles? Please consider information from the spotlight articles associated with the corresponding chapters.

A:Losing something or someone is very common with Teenagers.We seldom stop and think about whats going to happen when we lose something and when we do,we have already lost the thing.We would have 5 options then,either to accept it,go into depression,deny about the lost,be furious with the people around you or try to bargain with God,asking Him to send your loved ones back.

One of the best response to a loss is to accept from it and treat it as a lesson to all of us.We cannot predict what will be lost or who.Hence we have to expect the unexpected and learn to be strong emotionally and mentally.

Sometimes,blaming oneself for a loss a often a sign that we are not strong mentally.At times like this,friends and parents should help by talking or counseling.Overcoming an obstacle always makes us stronger and more ready to overcome any other challenges.

No pain,No gain.

1 comment:

  1. I suppose the Kubler-Ross explanation of how people deal with grief is what you mainly took away from the articles. It is important to know that you are in a state of grief and work it out with time.

    I am not sure if blaming oneself for a loss is a really a sign that we are not strong mentally because sometimes it is for the simple reason of trying to pin guilt on oneself, to feel responsible for another or else it would be very difficult to handle the loss straight up. It's a strange human response but yet a valid one. However, it is like you allude to, not a useful or beneficial one so one would need some sort counselling to make it clear that there should not be a blame game in the situation of a disaster or loss of a friend, pet or family member.

    In terms of structure and organization, I would have expected you to say what you learnt from each article instead of a general answer. This way it would be more systematic and you would cover all the different aspects of loss from the range of articles.