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Bridging the Generation Gap - Is it Possible?

I have been observing it daily that the people today are getting unhappy and depressed. Though the depression is something really serious which has taken a toll on most of the people, especially the younger generation. Observing closely, the younger generation is not only the victim of depression alone but a variety of different diseases leading to their unhappiness. What's the cause of this unhappiness? Does upbringing have a role to play in this?


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The Impatient Youth - 

The youth of today has become extremely impatient. Blame it on the upbringing wherein the kids are given everything in the blink of an eye or blame it to the modern day technology (faster internet, faster PCs, gaming consoles etc.). An earlier generation of the 80s and 90s used to have black and white phones which they got at the age of 19 or 20. They used to play games like Snake, Tetris etc.

The 80s and 90s generation has seen the transition from 80s to 90s to 2000+ and in this transition, they have seen the changes happening in and around the places, in their personal and professional lives.

The younger generation, on the other hand, hasn't seen the changes and started off in the pacing world which is full of competition, struggle and everybody around is a competent rival.

The times have advanced to such a level that the quote, 'patience is a virtue' holds no good. There are cases of road rage, divorces soon after marriages, rivalry among the relatives and so on. What is happening to the society? The answer to this question is evidently a tough one.

The Dominant Generation and Confused Youth -

The older generation, with all respect, is the best living generation to date. There were less crime, less/no divorces, less/no jealousy, more social collaborations, more love among the people.

This generation has seen the changes in times more than anybody else in the society today. Their experience has unmatched competition from the succeeding generations.

As the times are changing, the rapid evolution has changed the overall perspective of the youth today. They are more focused towards following their own dreams, living in the moment types. Now, this is the result of the rapidly evolving society.

The expectations, aspirations, ambitions and the overindulgence in achieving these aspirations are making the youth sick. In the racing times, they are meeting so many demands and expectations that it is overburdening them to the core.

What the people are not understanding is that everything happens at the time it is meant to be. For example, if you are looking forward to building your body, it will take its own time. It will not happen overnight. Consistency needs to be maintained.

In order to bridge the generation gap, a request to the youth of today is to follow the rule of 3 C's - Communication, Consideration, and Consistency.

Feel free to add on your thoughts in the comments section below.      

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  1. You sketched the spine of the problem breathing today.

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    1. Thanks for reading Neeraj. Yes, the youth of today is suffering a lot!

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  2. Depression and unhappiness has become one of the biggest issues among youth. We need to learn from the older generation how to be patient. Each and every word written by you makes sense.

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    1. Thanks a lot Roy! Patience is a virtue and everything happens at its own pace. It's of no use to lose the patience but still the youth needs to understand the situation!

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