9 Things Young Indians Are Unknowingly Addicted To

Ashish Khalkho

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December 8 , 2014

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They say out of the most fragile things, 'young minds' stands at front and indeed it is true. Especially in a country like India, where influencing is an 'art' than charisma, young minds falls to several pits while growing up and this leads to addictions, towards negative, unsocial, unethical behavior and practices. Earlier, smoking, drinking, drugs, gambling were considered the only addictions young people could get into, but now the level of getting addicted towards something has entered into newer dimensions. Here's what young Indians are dealing with today:



1. Internet Addiction

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Today, wherever you go you'll find people frequently checking their mails, their Facebook and other social media updates and other apps; this is internet addiction. You might be spending hours sitting in front of your laptop or mobile device doing nothing but internet browsing, this could also happen because of your never ending thirst of knowledge, the fear of getting left behind and also gaining internet popularity; but internet addiction is unknowingly increasing its branches and you may never know about it.



2. Playing Video Games

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Seeing those Candy Crush invites daily on your home feeds? That could be the finest example of gaming addiction. Just like internet, playing video games is another serious addiction young Indians are getting into unknowingly. Today access to budgeted gaming consoles and devices and wider availability of online and mobile games (a majority of which offers free play) has led to this addiction. Plus, it never always boredom to set its foot near you.



3. Addiction of Using Social Media Apps

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That continuous feeling of being left out and being ignored by our friends is indeed very creepy; so creepy that sometimes takes form of an addiction. You may have some of your friends who are always there on the popular social media apps like Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, no matter what time of day it is. And they're always there waiting for someone to strike a conversation. A lot of people have been fired from their jobs and had troubles in their home affairs because of this.



4. Selfie Addiction

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Probably, 6 out of 10 youngsters in India are crazy for taking selfies, be it anywhere and anytime. Even you might be having at least one such friend in your circle, whose Facebook wall is filled with various kinds of selfies!



5. Fitness Addiction

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Most of us would not agree with this, that working out like a maniac is an addiction in itself and many youngsters are falling in its trip. The constant feeling of outdoing their peers, young (especially men) are exerting too much pressure on their bodies. And just like everything mentioned above, you too have one such in your friend's circle or may be you're one too. Also thanks to their role models (who unlikely have a profession to sustain and thus do this).



6. Addiction of Making More Money

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Believe it or not, the world's running on money. The piece of paper with a higher value than it's actual value has taken everyone in it's grip, not to forget the young minds. The feeling of becoming a billionaire before 25 or 30 is driving this souls to pick up any means they want. Money is also the string that pulls almost every major crime in this world, that's because it's addictive!



7. Sex Addiction


Though you might find people from the metros talking more about this stuff than other smaller cities, sex addiction is slowly taking young people in its grip. The rise of MMS scandals, sex rackets, tainted spas and "massage" parlours is just few examples that have come out, who know what all would appear next? Sex addiction has ruined marriages and families and it's not just the younger generations we're talking about - bureaucrats, movie stars, doctors and everyone else has fallen to this menace.



8. Addiction of Acquiring More Knowledge

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Acquiring knowledge is supposedly a good thing, but what happens when your ego comes in between? The feeling of outdoing your peers and friends in terms of gaining newer information and getting ahead from others is a societal disorder. A person who is laughed at not staying updated, is the prime potential of such an addiction.



9. Addiction Towards "Chalta Hai" Attitude


Scientists say that if you do an activity for 21 consecutive days, it will become a habit for you. Overdoing the habit will become an addiction. Almost 99.99% of us have done or are facing this addiction now - littering your society, lying, not obeying the traffic rules, eve teasing, bribing, filthy commenting, spitting and pissing in the public and more. The list is actually endless.


So why not make a change today? Get into a rehab if you think so, create a good habit and work it out if you can. Because only if you think you can, you will.

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