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SHOULD WE ALWAYS BE AIMING AT THE TRUTH? A LOOK INTO DEPRESSION

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2019
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In this paper we attempt to understand how being truthful can bring people to experience depression. While it might cause depression, it also can bring people closer together than when being untruthful. Through this research we discover that realism can lead to depression and in some cases not lead to depression but a sense of bliss. I also review how optimism can lead to happiness and at the same time it can lead to depression due to not being able to reach the goals set out by one’s self. Overall, we discover that being truthful, in many cases, is the best option but at the same time there are cases where telling the truth would be more harmful than beneficial. Taken together, I believe it is best to always take your time to try and understand the situation before making a decision about whether telling the truth is ideal or not ideal.
Title: SHOULD WE ALWAYS BE AIMING AT THE TRUTH? A LOOK INTO DEPRESSION.
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Name(s): Abellard, Bayard , author
Baima, Nicholas, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree Grantor
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Date Created: 2019
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Jupiter, Florida
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 55 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In this paper we attempt to understand how being truthful can bring people to experience depression. While it might cause depression, it also can bring people closer together than when being untruthful. Through this research we discover that realism can lead to depression and in some cases not lead to depression but a sense of bliss. I also review how optimism can lead to happiness and at the same time it can lead to depression due to not being able to reach the goals set out by one’s self. Overall, we discover that being truthful, in many cases, is the best option but at the same time there are cases where telling the truth would be more harmful than beneficial. Taken together, I believe it is best to always take your time to try and understand the situation before making a decision about whether telling the truth is ideal or not ideal.
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Degree granted: Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, 2019.
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