Fast paced, ambitious, and resilient is what people would call our generation. With beautiful dreams for ourselves in our eyes and an unkindled fire within us to bring about a change in the world, our generation is one of the most accepting and open minded generations. “Live and let live” is our motto.
How far is this actually true? Is our generation really the most chilled out generations ever? Read on to find out.
Just like we all know, nothing is perfect. Our generation too, is far from perfect. We may be claiming that we’re earning better, travelling better, eating better and living beautiful, wholesome lives. However, if this is the case, why is there an epidemic of mental health issues in our generation?
Various researches have said that despite having it all, people often suffer from tonnes of insecurities; often ending up hating their lives. How many times have you heard yourself blabber “I hate my life.” subconsciously? One would ask “Why would someone as privileged as millennials hate their lives?” and rightly so. However, privilege is hardly a factor for not having mental health issues. If one doesn’t live under a rock, he/she would see more and more rich, esteemed celebrities going through mental health issues.
What is then, the reason of such suffering? There are many reasons. One of the major reasons could be social media. On this day, because of social media we are more connected than ever; we support each other, appreciate each other’s work, and spread awareness about issues that demand our attention. Social media is indeed a boon to us.
However, with time, this aspect of social media has often shifted to the background. Now, people are more and more focused on showing off their achievements and accolades, their luxurious travels and pricey parties. The false sense of superiority has over common sense and the internet has become a war zone where people fight for likes and reactions.
Comparison and jealousy have looted the happiness out of people’s lives. The only way out of this self-hate is through self-love. Always remember that life isn’t something to be hated; it is to be treasured.