Teenagers ( 13 years – 19 years ) and the youth ( 20 years – 28 years ) of today are passing through a crucial juncture . Their lifestyle and mental framework are stuffed with multiple unique features which can be termed as ” Vices ” for themselves as well as for the future healthy society .
These issues and challenges of the teenagers and the youth simply stymie the holistic growth of the entire potent human race in the world . They have been imparted proper schooling and education by their parents but unfortunately the flavor and essence of true education have not been thoroughly inoculated in their vein .
As a result , we get to see multiple alien issues and challenges in their daily lifestyle which ultimately paves the catastrophic trajectory of the future human race and the society smoother . Teenagers and the youth of today are the beacon of tomorrow . The bizarre characteristics noticed in them are as follows :-
According to “ Psychology Today ” , 66% of teenagers and adult youth in the US have been caught by the web of “ Nomophobia ” . This is the first and foremost vice like characteristics of the teenagers and the growing youth .
Nomophobia means ” No Mobile Phone Phobia ” . Mobile or cell phone is estranging the youth from the parents , siblings and ultimately the physical beautiful natural world . Nomophobia compels them to stay in the digital virtual world .
They love to play PUBG game but they have neither any pragmatism of the real life of the soldiers nor about the war . Nomophobia makes the youth averse to diligence . They prefer to play cricket and football virtually in the digital world rather going outside in the field physically .
Thus mobile phone or cell phone have become an integral part of them . They can’t sever the ties from this puny gadget for a second . They start behaving like hysterical patient if they miss or lose their mobile for a moment . They remain obsessively busy with their mobile phone in checking missed calls , emails , Facebook , Whatsapp and Instagram . They simply become crazy for losing net connectivity or mobile phone itself .
5% of people have become the victims of NPD ( Narcissism Personality Disorder ) . They have become ultimate self-centered . They become physically unsocial but want to prove them digitally social . Most of the teenagers and young adults are engulfed by the vice of narcissism . They remain exponentially swamped in taking selfie , belfie and welfie round the clock wherever they pay visit .
From their bathroom to oratory , they are always dogged by this vice of ” Narcissism ” . They are pretty interested to visit shopping mall , multiplex not to buy any product . They go to popular eateries more for taking selfie rather than enjoying eating .
They prefer these sophisticated places to capture themselves in a selfie in a plush dazzling well lit background and join in the rat race by posting their selfies in a popular social media like Facebook , Twitter , Instagram and Pinterest in order to gain and grab maximum favorable comments and likes . They become highly despondent if they don’t get expected number of likes and favorable comments .
Use Eyewares :-
57% of people in the world wear spectacles due to this nomophobia . Around 36% of girls ( 6 years – 17 years ) and 51% of boys ( 14 years – 17 years ) wear eyeglasses . One in every two children in India may need eyewear because of this “ Nomophobia ” .
Spending Spree :-
The teenagers and the growing youth are not at all savings minded . They are phenomenally extravagant . If they earn Rs 5000 , they spend the whole . They don’t have any pragmatic foresightedness and futuristic thinking .
They are highly irrational in spending as well as for their future protection and survival . They use their plastic money most frequently and start spending vigorously and uncontrollably .
Online Oniomania :-
CBD ( Compulsive Buying Disorder ) is a juvenile and youth malady of today . Due to their pathological buying through online either from Flipkart or from Amazon 8% of youth face criminal legal problems , 8% face financial legal constraints , 42% can’t make their debt payment and 58% of them face large debts . They have obsessions and uncontrollable urge to online shopaholism .
Flipkart and Amazon are their first and foremost preference . They are always busy to grab new covetable offer and discount given by these two online shopping giants .
Inclination Towards Fast Food :-
Around 37% of Americans regularly consume fast food . More than 1 out of 3 US adult youth eat some type of outside fast food everyday . 84.8 million US adult youth consume fast food on regular basis out of which around 26% are women and 20% are men . They neither prefer homemade food nor they have any time to make food .
Around 7 million of young adults ( 12 years – 20 years ) drink alcohol beyond ” Just a few sips ” . They drink 4.1% of all alcohol consumed in the US . Girls are also prone to binge . 13% of adult woman binge 4 times a month and they consume 5 drinks at least per binge . In 2019 , about 32% of female youth of High school students consumed alcohol compared with 26% of male high school students . 4% of women overall and 8% of women ( 18 years – 25 years ) had an alcohol use disorder. They binge either due to relationship disorder or professional hazards . Some binge for enjoyment with their friends without knowing the aftermath of the uncontrollable consumption .
Snowflake Generation :-
The teenagers and youth of today are less resilient , more aggressive and more prone to commit offence than previous generation . They become upset or become offended by opinions easily which are different from their own . That is why they are termed as “ Snowflake Generation ” .
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