Grief Is Not The Cause For Vertigo And Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd )

1107 Words Dec 17th, 2016 5 Pages
All of a sudden, one cannot take another step forward and in that moment the person is stuck, experiencing vertigo. People say that they are afraid of different things, but is fear the definition or is anguish? Others may break a resolution to quit their addiction. The reason for breaking their resolution depends on who explains it. Sartre argues people experience vertigo, addictions and post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD) because of anguish. In contrast to Sartre’s view, I will argue anguish is not the cause for vertigo, addictions and PTSD. Instead, by using the experience of people who suffer from the above mentioned conditions and the research of medical professionals, I will make the assertion that the complexity of these experiences are far beyond the influences of anguish. According to Sartre’s views, anguish has the power to control people’s minds and actions by causing them to go against themselves. When given freedom, a person knows that they have the ability to do something even if the action is wrong. Sartre writes “anguish is distinguished from fear in that fear is fear of beings in the world whereas anguish is anguish before myself” (Sartre, 65). According to Sartre, when people experience anguish, they are not afraid of discrete objects or other living species, they are contradicting themselves and experiencing conflicts within. Sartre believes anguish is the consciousness of “being [one’s] own future, in the mode of not-being” (Sartre, 68). When someone is…

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