Do humans seek acceptance for what they do?

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Pattern-chaser wrote: March 18th, 2022, 1:36 pm
Sushan wrote: March 18th, 2022, 12:53 pm PTSD does not occur due to social rejection.
I recently met someone with PTSD, and I learned a lot. Their PTSD was caused by a family trauma, nothing to do with military combat, but still PTSD. It's now classed as - or treated as - a 'mental health' condition, like a disease. From what I learned, I imagine that PTSD could be caused by any trauma - not just an unpleasant experience - including social rejection, perhaps?
If we dig deep into mental health related issues we can see that they are always multifactorial. Only the influence of each factor defer as per the condition. Many illnesses are still being researched and investigated, and a genetic component is found in many occasions. Let's think that we exposed two different people to similar extreme situations (Hitler's scientists did such things), and see whether both develops PTSD, we can understand that outcomes can differ as per the people, so as per the genetics. So, can social rejection cause PTSD, maybe yes, maybe no.
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stevie wrote: March 18th, 2022, 6:11 pm
Sushan wrote: March 18th, 2022, 12:33 pm
stevie wrote: March 5th, 2022, 6:30 am
Sushan wrote: March 5th, 2022, 4:36 am We see how some people claim that they just do what they need without caring others' opinions on their actions. But is it really true? Humans seek acceptance for what they do and when they get rejected it becomes a really hard blow on them. Do you agree with me?
Yes and no because the degree of cognitive autonomy achieved depends on the individual and its history and cannot be generally assessed across all individuals.
Cognitive autonomy discuss about the ability to form opinions and think for one's own self. If one has gained this autonomy to a maximum level, he/she may be ignorant about what others think about their decisions and actions. But are there people who have gone to the extent of developing the ability to totally ignore the social opinion? (Real ones not the pretenders)
I don't know. As far as I am concerned I tend to not care about others when it comes to my decisions but I consider polls as a source of information withouth being influenced by them. I have not access to "social opinion" whatever this is.
It is good to look at sources of information objectively, without any subjective thoughts or opinions on them. But personally I think it is hard to practice, because we are prone to be biased towards what we believe, and to reject what we do not believe. And that bias is a certain way of influence.
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