the social platforms They connect us, allow us to keep up with news and rumors and share content and images of the things that matter to us. But they also became a full space Tension and aggression, with anonymous trolls and “hooligans” defending extreme positions. In addition, in networks it also transmits in many cases a perfect copy It is included False reality. All of this can have an effect on people that can affect their mental health.
Writer Oscar Iranzo talks about it all in his new book “20 Things I’ve Learned as a Millennial”. In this book, edited by Talento Caligrama, the author reviews his life experiences divided into 20 chapters in which, with humor and irony, he presents the reader with an “educational distraction” so that “each one can have his own education.” Get out of the classic self-help books.
Under the pseudonym Alex Brune, and from the perspective of “Millennium‘, the young man in particular reflects on the Social mediaIts effect on this day to this day Psychological health and the social skills In the era of “rioters”. According to the writer, today it is difficult to see “the difference between an aggressive fan on a football field and a politician in the House of Representatives.”
Breaking taboos on mental health
Iranzo, who works as a business consultant for a multinational company, explains in statements to EFE that with the book he intends above all else to Breaking the taboo on mental health And remove the stigma from it to give it the importance it deserves. He does so from the perspective of someone for whom everything was “seemingly fine” even though “he was simply learning to live in disguise as someone for whom everything was going smoothly”.
This young man realized that his life wasn’t as great as it was when he started Mental illness. With the help of psychologists, he was able to overcome this bump and now he encourages us to visit the specialists because “in the end, only by knowing your weaknesses will you be able to overcome them or, at least, keep them under your radar to minimize them. Their impact the day they decided to pass To see you without asking if you want if you’re available.”
The perfect networking community
Iranzo also talked about a problem Ideal Society Reflected on social media and how this affects the young people who follow.”influencersOr celebrities who are dedicated to providing content in their profiles that mostly has nothing to do with reality.
“the Contents are perfect“You put a picture of a perfect sunset and you might have had a bad day, but people are going to say ‘how great’ and you have to be very careful about that,” says the writer, adding that “there is little content that they touch the realities of life as it is” .
He asserts that this is particularly troubling in young people, as it creates a “fertile ground” for breeding frustrations and every day ” depressions They are more common” in the early age groups.
Apply universal values
In all twenty chapters, this “millennial” recommends the reader to apply a series of universal values To his day to day as a “good person, compassion, solidarity, and humility.” These are traits which, although possessing, are “nice to remember” because he himself, he says, considers himself “sympathetic” but sometimes not “because I am biased by my feelings or state of mind.”
And about the possibility of obtaining it adjectives Without being innate, Iranzo explains that “can be learnedAnd, in fact, “in the business world, there is a growing appreciation for “soft skills” (Soft skills), i.e. those skills related to interpersonal relationships, teamwork, attitudes or motivation, and there is specific training in this regard.
Currently, he adds, companies “may not take someone 10 technically for a position but someone who might be 7 technically but 10 in these skills.”
Some of the skills it is recommended to combine with the need to realize that you are “going to die someday”, so “If something makes you unhappy, change itFor though it is hard to achieve, ‘it is hard to allow yourself to spoil the world when you don’t even know if the sun will rise for you tomorrow.’
Don’t judge others
Iranzo is also betting on Don’t judge others‘Because you don’t know what’s behind every story’, ‘Listen to different points of view’, because ‘the world doesn’t change the same for everyone, apart from it’, and he says, ‘Listen to an outside opinion, which is very likely not in line with your box,’ Without a hard carton box installed around your head, it’s very healthy.”
However, he regrets, “Today ideological disguise It weighs more than reason and common sense together” and he brings this to the realm of national politics where “anything seems to go to defend a position.” In this sense, he comments, “We are in naughty seasonWith bitterly confronted politicians who set an example that ‘harms’ society and that makes him claim he doesn’t see ‘much difference between a hooligan on the football field who throws flares, and a politician who throws torches out of his mouth in the House’.
It is strange, he adds, that “many of the qualities that are required of me in the business world are not required in politics.”
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