W illiam Styron’s memoir of melancholy is aptly titled Darkness Visible , a phrase taken from Milton’s description of hell in Paradise Lost . Styron recounts that his depression was a condition so mysteriously painful and elusive as to exceed description. The inability of others to understand this experience is part of what makes depression so isolating. Preferring the older term melancholia , Styron lodges a protest against the very word depression , a term used indiscriminately to describe an economic downturn or a rut in the road—a truly wimpy word for such a serious illness.
Initiatives which can be undertaken by the University were presented for a possible obesity management program such as getting experts to conduct talks and medical screenings, drafting new policies for on-campus food vendors, as well as improving the facility and support system for engaging in physical activities within the school. By employing any or all of the measures stated, the probability of achieving student involvement would also increase. Such a scenario would result not only to the University’s production of more holistic graduates but would also contribute to greater overall societal productivity.
While child obesity is a growing concern among society, is it an issue that should be dealt with as to who is responsible for the obesity itself, or is it an issue that should be analysed as to what can be done about it? If a child is the responsibility of a parent or guardian, should the parent then take on total responsibility of making good decisions for his or her child? When is the child responsible for his or her decisions is a good question. When will society stop pointing fingers and take on the role of educationg all who are affected by this serious issue known as child obesity? Who is at fault should not be the prevailing question but rather what can be done to stop child obesity. Who needs to be educated on child obesity, the child or the parent? These are points to ponder when it comes to child obesity.