The term euphoria it comes from a Greek word that means "Strength to endure". The word, therefore, allows reference 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 kind 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 do not represent the only artificial path towards euphoria; today's societies, for example, base fun on wild nights, of noise and superficial but risky experiences that test their resistance at 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 series of negative consequences; First, the passing quality of this sensation generates deep frustration. In addition, the duration of euphoria, when it is factory, tends to decrease with the passage of 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, since it is characterized by acceleration and extraversion ; A very common example of this social phenomenon takes place in recitals and sports championships, given that hundreds or thousands of people gather in a theater or stadium to admire their idols, opening completely to the show and letting their energies.
It usually appears as a result of good news or a very positive experience, and can be considered 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 world of entertainment, such as magicians or psychics, so that the public becomes distracted and does not have their attention on those details that could reveal the secrets of show. This is especially true during mass spiritualism sessions, which are attended by dozens of people who want 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 its audience, so that it opens and provides you with certain data of your 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 pretend a contact with a spirit, and it is after a success that euphoria has great utility: 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 tensions, generate a more friendly and close 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 published in 1996 and presents several of the best known themes of Rosario.
The same name ("Euphoria" ) carries an album edited by the Portuguese group Madredeus , which was founded in 1985 and it is still valid.