The term euphoria comes from a Greek word that means “Strength to bear”. The word, therefore, makes it possible to refer to the ability to tolerate pain and adversity in general.
The most common use of the concept, however, is associated with the sense of well-being. It is interesting to note that euphoria can be achieved thanks to great joy, positive emotion, or even by ingesting some type of drug or medicine, as it happens during a shamanism session. Of course, when it is induced by chemicals it has side effects, and this is not positive for the subject.
On the other hand, drugs are not the only artificial road towards euphoria; Today’s societies, for example, base fun on wild nights, noise and superficial but risky experiences that test your endurance every minute. It is intended to force the appearance of a state of joy and optimism that it should be spontaneous, and this has a number of negative consequences; First, the fleeting quality of this feeling generates deep frustration. In addition, the duration of the euphoria, when it is factory, tends to decrease over time, which increases disappointment and sadness; When a cycle is repeated many times, it is very difficult to enjoy it without anticipating the end.
Euphoria can be contagious as it is characterized by acceleration and extroversion ; a very common example of this social phenomenon takes place in recitals and sports championships, as hundreds or thousands of people gather in a theater or stadium to admire their idols, fully opening up to the show and letting their energies.
It usually appears as a consequence of good news or a very positive experience, and can be seen as a form of loss of control. Let’s look at some example sentences: “When the family discovered that they had the winning lottery ticket, the euphoria took over the house”, “The resignation of the president generated the euphoria of the protesters gathered in front of the government house”.
Sometimes euphoria is used as a persuasion or manipulation tool by people from the entertainment world, such as magicians or psychics, so that the public is relaxed and does not have their attention on those details that could reveal the secrets of the show. This is especially true during mass séances, attended by dozens of people who yearn to say goodbye to their loved ones; the medium, who claims to have contact with the deceased of the audience, must make an exhaustive reading of the people, to find elements that give him useful information.
During one of these shows, a medium must gain the trust of his audience, so that they open up and provide him with certain data of his private life, which are crucial for the accelerated investigation that will result in an alleged conversation with a deceased person. During the reading of an individual, different opportunities arise to feign a contact with a spirit, and it is after a success that euphoria is very useful: to the astonishment of those who believe they have received a message from a ghost, a reaction effusive on the part of the seer allows to release tension, generate a friendlier and closer environment, and all this translates into greater chances of success.
“Euphoria” It is the name of the first live album that the Argentine singer-songwriter recorded Fito Paez. The album was released on nineteen ninety six and presents several of the best known themes of Rosario.
The same name (“Euphoria”) has an album released by the Portuguese group Madredeus, which was founded in 1985 and it is still in force.